The Adventure of the Purple Gillikin
Pope knows Nazis but doesn’t know what atheism is | Secular Left
A fun little short story about Sherlock Holmes in the Land of Oz, told of course by Dr. James Watson himself.
AI from DNA: Cool, but what do you feed it?
O, the wisdom of this great religious leader warms my heart. He stands the king of fools, an old man in a funny hat. What happens when Catholics must disown their Pope? What a douche!
I’ve read in the past about building computers out of DNA, but achieving AI produces images of scrolling green katakana and Keannu Reeves in a black trench coat. If the next thinking computers are created from amino acids and proteins, this would mean the machine would require an energy source that doesn’t plug into a socket. Do we buy our laptop a cheeseburger when it starts growling at the airport? Will there be a special little slot for inserting nutrition tablets? What if your cell phone gets a taste of human blood? Could people become part of the cybernetic food chain? Will the zombie apocalypse foretold by Hollywood prophets really be a war against these meaty machines? The next time you kick your computer, will it scream?! Food for thought.