Good Hal/Bad Hal

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:

  1. I have several dozen Disney songs memorized,
  2. (No joke, straight-up memorized. Harmonies and everything.)
  3. Their research labs do some world-bending stuff.

Now, Bad:

Frosted Foyer declined this invitation

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.

Inspirational Quote:

“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

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