Saturday, July 5, 2014

Could Your Smart Phone Be Controlling You?

With the advent of Smart Phones, faster computers, etc., it's only natural, so to speak, that Artificial Intelligence will be at the top of the food chain.

Now, perhaps we won't see something in the way of COLOSSUS or SKYNET or in the case of Person Of Interest, THE MACHINE, taking over the world in an "evil supercomputer rebellion," but I wouldn't be surprised if AI's wouldn't advance beyond our control, like the AI in HER, and/or evolve beyond the need for "bodies."

The scary thing is that people are so obsessed with their Smart Phones, that they probably wouldn't notice that Siri may be really out to get them while playing Candy Crush.

You think the Cylons are that far beyond fantasy?  How about the Terminators?  Or the Transformers?

I'm down for AIs running things, as humans seem to have lost it.

"Shall we play a game?"


 Bwa-hahahahahahaha! =OD

Monday, June 30, 2014

The Cure For Oligarchy

I'm in utter agony and walking is like being hit in the legs with a baseball bat repeatedly...and despite that, I'm going to get my camera card tomorrow, having put it off for 2 months, to renew my stupid ID so that I can vote in November, even if I have to be brought there on a gurney. Why? Because one of the most important things in life, and one of the few freedoms we have left, is to express our voice at the ballot box. In Australia it is compulsory to vote...maybe it should be here, as failure to do so en masse has twisted our nation into an oligarchy run by idiots, pushing an agenda that purges the country of intelligence, of progress, and merges the state with one particular religion. That's not what the founders intended, and I will not go down without fighting that to the last breath. "Give me liberty or give me death." - Patrick Henry.


This (I keep thinking how much they've [CENSORED] us lately, hence my misspelling) ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby(ists) sets a precedent; that anybody running a company can run their employees like indentured servants and then dump them like garbage for "religious" or any reason, and deny them health benefits guaranteed under the ACA law. 

Maybe I should start a Cronut store, hire some people, and then behead them using Sharia Law. 

Or, I could start a Bagel store, hire some folks, and then lop off their dingles claiming that I'm a moyl and that it's my religious right to lop off people's dingles to make sure they're circumcised. 

Or I could fire employees because I think they're gay. After all, wearing pink is an automatic gay-fail. 

Yep, America, we've lurched back into the Middle Ages. If this is the future you want, don't bother voting in November. I mean, meh, it's just the mid-terms, right?