Archive for the ‘Evil Genius’ Category

Reason.com: Will the Singularity Kill Us?

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Ron Bailey at Reason.com attended the Singularity Summit on NYC and was presented with several scenarios of the future. Many of them were quite frightening.

As the Singularity Institute’s Anna Salamon explained in her opening presentation at the summit, smarter intelligences might choose to get rid of us because our matter is not optimally arranged to achieve their goals.



Fun stuff. Let’s hope our matter is as optimally arranged as possible.


Will Our Robot Overlords Be Friendly? – Reason Magazine


Is this the ultimate weapon for the inevitable Terminator: Salvation robot apocalypse?

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

Preparing for the inevitable Terminator: Salvation robot apocalypse a five part series

We here at Weird Things aren’t just committed to telling you about all the weird things going on in your world, we’re here to do something about it! As every day brings us closer to the robot apocalypse envisioned in the Terminator saga, we’ve been preparing ourselves for a fighting chance. Our editors (actually just this one; the others looked at me funny when I suggested this) decided to design the ultimate weapon to use in the front lines of the man versus machine war.

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Jim Steinmeyer releases book on Charles Fort

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

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Magic inventor and legend Jim Steinmeyer has finally released his book on supernaturalist Charles Fort. I’ve just ordered my copy from Amazon and look forward to reading it. Link

Why just see Iron Man when you can *be* Iron Man?

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

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