Jason Snell asks John Siracusa to rule on the meaning of various words and concepts. It’s not just about robots anymore.

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Campus Delivery Robots

Prompted by a note from Listener Zach, we discuss the trend of “autonomous food delivery vehicles” on college campuses.

John Siracusa and Jason Snell


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How much board is required?

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Milk

Legal news: Is Almond Milk milk?

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What is a “Chick Flick”? Let’s start off by taking apart the term itself.

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Marty the Supermarket Robot

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Simulated Universe

Is this real or are we in a video game? How can we tell the true nature of the universe?

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