Wednesday, November 25, 2009

You're Either With Us Or You're With The Robots

Add another car to the linktrain!
"As president, I believe that robotics can inspire young people to pursue science and engineering. And I also want to keep an eye on those robots in case they try anything." --Barack Obama, speaking to Washington D.C. schoolkids on Monday as part of his science education initiative.
For a brief, sad, stupid, and thoroughly unproductive several weeks many years ago, while I was stuck waiting for some options to vest, I advised a tobacco company about the new-fangled thing called the Internet. In real life, it probably helped siphon the company's marketing money off that might have gone toward actually keeping people smoking. On paper, it's the kind of thing that probably disqualifies me from elected office anywhere outside of Western North Carolina.

I say this because I only know am realizing that I don't know whether this guestblogging stint at D+R is going to save me when the robot wars start, or condemn me to death as a traitor to my species.