See Spot. See Spot run.

I guess I’ve watched the Terminator movies too many times because I find this somewhat disconcerting in the least to disturbing and perhaps even a little frightening. It doesn’t take much imagination to make the leap from this to something much more sinister given the military’s propensity for such things. Throw in human foibles, sprinkle with a little hubris, and you’ve got a potential crisis brewing. Note that I work in the science and technology fields so I’m all for research, development, and advancements. But there is just something about this that’s disturbing.

To quote Jeff Goldblum’s character (Dr. Ian Malcolm) in the original Jurassic Park:

“Yeah but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.”

He also had a less well-known quote that, ironically, seems equally apropos:

“God help us: we’re in the hands of engineers.”


~ by yougottobekidding on April 21, 2015.

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