Today I filled out a survey which asked “Where do you spend your time when you’re not at work?” and I answered “Online.” I have a lot invested in Skynet not taking over the earth, not just so I can continue to get my pop culture fixes but because I use the internet to try to make real change in the world. <self-congratulation> A post I made on Facebook was seen by 6000+ people, though what exactly “X people saw this post” means is unclear, Facebook.</self-congratulation>
That’s why I keep an eye out for what may be the fetuses of our future robot overlords. Today I came across two examples. Let’s start with Good:
I was pretty down on Disney earlier this week, so I’d like to remind everyone:
- I have several dozen Disney songs memorized,
- (No joke, straight-up memorized. Harmonies and everything.)
- Their research labs do some world-bending stuff.
The Frosted Foyer is a location which I can reserve for meetings, and when I reserved it without checking the inanimate room’s personal calendar I got an email saying it had “declined this invitation.”
Creepy. Bad AI. No daisies.
“I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room.”― Ray Bradbury