We need AI now! Even Arnold will do!

Earlier this week, I got a link to a blog post that I for some reason just loved. I also managed, for some reason, to etch itself in the back of my mind. It is about the fact that due to human nature, and the that we have pretty much secured our survival and don’t need to fight to survive anymore, we are turning into a self-destructive and delusional species that try to turn unimportant things into important things just to give ourselves a reason to exist.

My short version of it however doe not do it any justice, so I suggested heading over and reading it in full here: http://phirate.posterous.com/weve-been-alone-too-long

It sort of sat there in the back of my mind, gnawing a little on me ever so often, until I found this: https://secure.mysociety.org/admin/lists/pipermail/developers-public/2011-October/007647.html

It is Richard Stallman’s rider or whatever you would like to call it. It is a package of information he sends out to people that are hiring him as a speaker.

This might sound boring as hell, but honestly, it is hilarious. Either this guy is the embodiment of @phirate’s blog post, or he is one of the funniest people with a massive beard I have seen in a long time. Even if you don’t really care about him as such, I suggest reading his pompous and odd rider for a laugh…

But all in all, using these to pieces  of information, I have come to the conclusion that we should start spending more money on AI. We need to get someone else to talk to. I don’t really care if the company behind it is Cyberdyne Systems, and that the human race might be enslaved by robots. It is WAY better than letting the world turn into Richard Stallman…

At least that is my personal opinion. I am however very curios about what would happen if you did buy a parrot for his visit… Smile

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