The 1963 JFK assassination came back into the news this week. The National Archives released a new batch of declassified documents that made no one happy. The CIA killed JFK over his refusal to exterminate 12 billion birds and replace them with drones. (Wait, what? I need to make a tin foil hat.) And why I think people are stupid.Read more “Did The CIA Assassinate JFK Over Bird Drones?”
The Rolling Stones and Boston Dynamics reenacted the “Start Me Up” music video with the Spot robots. Some people may recall that “Start Me Up” was the them song that launched Windows 95 on August 24, 1995. Microsoft paid the Rolling Stones $3M US to license the song and perform at the launch event. This parody video recreates an ending that too many Windows users are well familiar with.
The Israeli foreign intelligence service, Mossad, assassinated Iran’s top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, in November 2020. The initial reports about his assassination were confusing.
- A hit squad waited for him.
- A truck exploded in front of his car.
- Gunmen opened fire from a nearby car.
The most outrageous report was an A.I. robot assassin. The New York Times explains what really happened that day in a recent report.Read more “Did A.I. Robot Assassinate Iranian Nuclear Scientist?”
Fon Davis discusses movie robots (i.e., The Matrix, Terminator and I, Robot), Isaac Asimov’s Three Law of Robotics, artificial intelligence, and future robotic developments for Silicon with Adam Savage 2021 (Sunday, 8/29/2021). Introduction by Adam Savage.
Did four AI robots kill 29 scientists at a Japanese weapons research lab? A tweet with that headline and a linked video briefly lit up social media for one week in December 2018. The mainstream media didn’t even bother to cover it, suggesting a possible government cover-up. Like most people who saw the story, I thought it was too sensational to be true. When I saw the thumbnail for the linked video, I knew it was fake news.Read more “Did 4 A.I. Robots Kill 29 Scientists At Japanese Weapons Research Lab?”