Has Anyone In The EEC Read Asimov

John recalls the following common knowledge

  • A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
  • A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
  • A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

The ‘laws’ were postulated by one Isaac Asimov back in 1942. Over the years they have served us well. And then god damn it – we went and started actually developing robots in real life. Continue reading “Has Anyone In The EEC Read Asimov”

Look At What’s In His Heart

John tried …

… he couldn’t find it. (not ‘the good’, his bally heart!). According to Kellyanne Conway (that’s her on the left in the above photograph), we should …

Ignore what Trump actually says and ‘look at what’s in his heart’

If you don’t believe that this is what she actually said click through – from the very lips of the wicked witch of the east Continue reading “Look At What’s In His Heart”

The End Is Nigh

John believes that civilisation is just about over.

There can be no excuse for such a crass invention and further both Keurig and Anheuser-Busch should be taken to court to even think of this. Then again the latter should probably have been taken to court years ago for their crimes against beer, so not holding my breath.