Oh, just FYI: Those killer robots can do gymnastics now

Oh, just FYI: Those killer robots can do gymnastics now

To cleanse the palate, a little reminder on a day of maximum political distraction that death stalks us all and there’s nothing we can do to stop it.

So don’t sweat the details about impeachment and elections and what not. Let’s enjoy the few years, or months, we have left.

Your thought for the day: Imagine how differently these clips would be received by the public in a world where the Terminator movies didn’t exist. Why, we’d greet them as wondrous achievements. The start of a golden age for humanity even! Imagine humanoid robots being sent into raging infernos to rescue trapped people. Imagine them helping senior citizens go about their day. And that’s to say nothing of the gee-whiz factor in watching them move so gracefully. “This is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen!” the Internet would cry in unison.

Instead, everyone’s reaction is the same: “Trump needs to drone the people who are making these things while there’s still time.”

Between this and the news that Google may have made a breakthrough on quantum computing, I’d say the coming election is probably the last one we’ll ever need to worry about. After that we’ll either be liquidated en masse or reduced to senescent lotus-eating as every industry in the country becomes fully automated. Cheers to the future, mates.

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David Strom 8:01 AM on March 27, 2023