Even if you're sick to death of the whole war-on-terror schpiel (this article springs from the Department of Homeland Security debate), the reporter tosses in references to great movies like <i>Blade Runner</i> and <i>Dr. Strangelove</i> as well as...gotta love it...the Ministry of Silly Walks - so do <a href="http://www.newyorker.com/talk/content/?021209ta_talk_hertzberg">check it out</a>.
Also, part of this article was quoted in a compilation of information on new advances in AI and Robotics, which is also pretty interesting if you have some time to spare. That can be viewed <a href= "http://www.aaai.org/AITopics/newstopics/vision.html">here</a>.
(Edited by Lena at 4:20 pm on Dec. 13, 2002)