Archive for April, 2005

You’ve got to be kidding me…

Friday, April 1st, 2005

DARPA – face of the department of defense, which one presumes is the department responsable for ‘defending’ us against Iraq’s “weapons of mass destruction”.. is now trying to create life.

Yes, really. They are trying to make self-aware computers. Which they will promptly use to kill more humans. Honestly, people, couldn’t you just stay in the sphere of making cool technologies and leave the whole blowing-people-up thing alone? If we’re short on resources, wouldn’t it suffice to come up with creative solutions that made us better able to use the resources we had, rather than blowing things up?

I don’t even know what I think about DARPA creating life.. other than, wow, we’ve really come full circle now.. First they create the net, which has the possibility, should it spread far enough and have enough creative backup systems, of stopping war by making the results of it impossible to ignore, even for people as talented at forgetting the past as Americans (and, yes, I include myself in this)

Don’t know. Wonder what classes I should be taking. It seems clear that I need to go back to school, because I don’t understand the world at *all*