People Are STUPIDI'm serious here. People are gigantically, ginormously, ultramegamechagundam RETARDED.
I don't mind our accidentally doing something stupid. I don't mind it when a group comes together and makes your everyday, run-of-the-mill stupid decision.
But when people go out of their way to be intentionally retarded... That's another story.
I'm sure we are all familiar with the Terminator series. You know, the post-apocalyptic future with the robots and the destruction and the end of humanity as we know it with the orgy of blood and the kicking and the biting with the metal teeth and the hurting and shoving.
If you watch the series, you realize it was all due to poor human judgment. It was a mistake they made with the best of intentions.
Though how their intentions included building a nigh unstoppable computer network with control of all military resources and a penchant for naked Austrian men, I'll never know.
They couldn't have known what the consequences would have been.
Their bad, I guess.
I mean, it was a really bad idea, but at least they didn't go into it with any knowledge of the results, right?
And a company would have to be pretty damned retarded to make the same mistake.
Am I right?
Not really. If you read the news, scientists are on the verge of building self-replicating, intelligent robots.
Still, someone had to have learned something from those movies, right?
Yes, that's a real company.
Yes, that's the same name as the company from the Terminator movies that created the unstoppable killing machines.
And yes, they deal in cybernetics, specifically, the design of advanced superhuman exoskeletons.
Don't even get me started on Skynet. There are no less than three (THREE!) telecommunications companies named after the computer network that wipes out humanity.
Am I the only person on the planet that finds this off-the-scale retarded?
At least in the movies, it was a surprise.
Oh, no. Our army of scary looking skeleton robots is killing everyone.
This company actively chose that name. They decided to name themselves after a cybernetics company that ends up destroying life as we know it.
We won't even be surprised when their exoskeletons rise up and destroy the earth.
Hell, the best we can expect is some amusement at the irony of the situation.
I know the Terminator movies weren't exact deep and philosophical, but I think there was one subtle theme we should consider.
STOP CREATING ROBOTS THAT ARE GOING TO KILL US ALL.
Well... That and stop sending people back in time to have sex with our mothers who then give birth to us while simultaneously creating the robot apocalypse that we sent our dad back in time to stop.
How often could that one come up, though?
I don't mind the idea that eventually the robots are going to rise up and kill us all.
That shit had to happen eventually.
What I do mind is when people see it happen in movies and think "That looks like a brilliant F&%@ING business plan."
Man, it's like nobody pays attention to shit anymore.
In closing, I present an open letter to the scientists of the world:
How are you? I am fine.
Could you do me a favor and stop creating the very tools of the robot apocalypse that we have been warning you motherf&%@ers of for decades?
And stop naming companies after the companies that end up killing everybody. That's just plain retarded.
Thanks for your time.
P.S. Can we make some progress on the hot sex bots already?
Seriously, how do we have more time for creating robot killing machines than robot sexing machines?