Yes, it’s another year, but what a year! Not only did I relocate from Hawaii to Florida, but I outran hurricane Irma and used my Christmas gift budget on teeth. But enough about me, let’s digest what in the world happened to the world during the craziest year in my full 58 years of life.
Article after article suggest WWIII could break out in five different places like North Korea, the Persian Gulf, Ukraine, etc. But I would add a sixth or seventh place of origin – TWITTER or FACEBOOK. Is it just me but are people hurling more bombs in these anti-social media sites?
Okay, no change here, moving along.
Actual Ignorance increased by astronomical amounts and is expected to be the eighth cause of WWIII. Articles such as the thief who had to text the police to pull him out of a chimney, for a house he was about to rob. Listen dude, get off the crack and stop watching Santa movies, it’s warping your mind more than mine.
Autonomous vehicles made the news more often, but if we head towards WWIII, it might be that it begins when we realize that you can only go 25 MPH. This is when you take control to go 50 MPH and cutoff all other AV’s, when the AI (the other AI) can’t handle the computations. I predict massive casualties and 100 million car pile-up.
Electric vehicles are all the rage now. Here in Naples, FL I’ve actually seen Tesla recharging slots at a retail center with not one Tesla vehicle being recharged. Of the 400,000 orders in place for the Model 3, the company was able to produce 262 in the third quarter. That means in 1,526 quarters all orders will be filled. I think that equates to 381 years. Technology is so blindingly fast. Don’t get me started on Windows 10.
I just made this acronym up so that I’d appear all cool and hip. Talk among yourselves and be creative what it might stand for.
Star Wars 2017
Setting records big time, but did anyone ever question why there aren’t any ADS’s (Autonomous Death Stars) and why ES’s (Electric Starfighters) are not in use? Not so futuristic after all, is it? Why not just let AI take hold, grab yourself a seat with a huge bag of popcorn and supersized drum of pop to watch C3PO defeat AVEV3, or listen to Alexa take down Siri in an AI intellectual death match.
Social Media Brain Washing
We’ve been told that social media is now influencing our political thoughts and that we simply are not intelligent enough to discern a foreign government’s influence in the election process. So wake up comrades and stop viewing all the puppy and kitten videos, wine memes, and messenger requests from “Inizzi Love” or “Igotta Love” – these are all communists indoctrination ploys.
The Other AI
You’ve been warned, the start of WWIII will begin when AI decides to takeover the world. That makes about a bakers dozen for reasons WWIII is coming. From one report I read, Facebook had two AI engines that actually created their own language and had to be shut down. I think they were ordering pizza on the company account.
Game of Thrones – Final Season
No matter what triggers WWIII, it will only happen until we see how the really narcissistic despot rulers deal with all the distrust and hatred. I’m sure it’s not going to be a series of Tweets.
Outlander Season 3
My wife, a fan of the books and shows, convinced me to watch with her. I’ve liked almost everything up to the point where Claire returns to the past. This is where my logical thinking couldn’t reconcile parts of the story. It all moved a little too fast for me – from Scotland, to Jamaica, to Georgia in such a relatively little amount of time, with no assistance from Elon Musk. I mean really, those portals were invented by him so that Claire could bring pizza back from the future, there’s no other explanation for having them if you are not going to use them, just like a Tesla recharging slot. Then there’s the hurricane scene that just cropped up in a matter of minutes after the completion of hanky-panky. They survive to get rest after the eye arrives, but what about the back side? Ah ha! I’ve survived Irma, without any pizza portals. I’m sure season 4 will be about pizza portal franchises as a front for sedition.
But I digress.
Happy New Year
On a serious note, we do not know when the end will arrive, so live each day as it was your last. Find time to laugh and find time to love, even if you’ve been through hell like James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser. Please forgive digressions, like mine. May your New Year be filled with prosperity and hope that one day we will evolve from AI without the aid of AI (The other AI).