Slaughterbots: Science Fiction or Apocalyptic?

A Stanford professor created this short film:

And then I recently saw this article:

Kurt Kreiger, the drone’s pilot and engineer, coaxes his machine - named Shep - to the ground. The team huddles around it, pulling pieces apart and inspecting the pellet shooter. When the drone stops working mid-flight, they have to take it apart, fix it, then refill it with pellets and move on to the next patch” of land they aim to vaccinate.”

December 15, 2017

How To Get Famous

Nobura Wataya was young and single and smart enough to write a book that nobody could understand. It made him famous.”

-Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

May 1, 2017

What Should You Do in Case of Nuclear Attack?

Dont Run. Get Inside”

Terminator Nuke

File Under FearMongering:

April 26, 2017

No F8

It is embarrassing that this movie is so successful.

Peaceful Robot

I prefer the old nomicker from T2 as seen in a bathroom in Westlake Village:

Peaceful Robot

April 18, 2017

Peaceful Robots

The robot of the F.E.D.O.R. platform showed skills of firing using both arms. Currently the work on fine motor skills and decision algorithms is underway,” says Deputy Prime Minister.

According to Rogozin, training to shoot is a way of teaching the robot to instantaneously prioritize targets and make decisions.

It is expected that Fedor” will help astronauts work in open space and serve at the station.

Peaceful Robot


April 14, 2017

On Man-Sized Lobsters Circa 1450

New York fishermen hauled in foot-long lobsters, which they preferred for serving at table” because they were more convenient to eat than the five and six-foot lobsters they also caught.”

    - A Little History of the United States by James West Davidson 
April 13, 2017

On Small Things Turning Into Something Big

Martin Luther King didn’t know he was about to make history when he drove with a friend, Elliot Finley, to the first bus rally in Montgomery. The traffic got worse and worse until the two men ditched their car and started walking. Then it dawned on them: the meeting had caused the traffic jam. You know something, Finley,” King said, this could turn into something big.”

    - A Little History of the United States by James West Davidson 
April 13, 2017

Kurt Cobain Letter to William Burroughs

Cobain Letter to Burroughs

April 13, 2017

On The Path To War

It certainly appears that we are well on the path to war - possibly total war.

This seems to be within the timeline of The Fourth Turning.

April 12, 2017

Eaton Canyon Falls

Eaton Canyon Lower Falls

April 8, 2017

Spring Equinox 2017

Spring Equinox 2017

March 20, 2017

The Blue Drift

Even though he had lived all his life on the world of Synnax, which circled a star at the edges of the Blue Drift, he was not cut off from civilization, you see. At that time, no place in the Galaxy was.”

      - Foundation, Book One, Isaac Asimov
March 1, 2017

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