March 31st, 2010

Mark!

I'll have you know my father is a Luddite

Are you worried about where technology will lead us? Do you think it's possible that civilization may someday turn away from technology altogether for the betterment of humankind?

Are you fucking kidding? We're there already. Look at the level of technophobia that permeates our culture: artificial intelligence is always portrayed as psychotic in movies, hardware companies are demonized if they're not going green for the environment, and any given gadget with wireless communication capabilities has its very own Action News Exposé to explain to terrified parents how your children could be talking to a pedophile!!! For every Johnny-come-nerdly in the line for an iPad, there are five other people who are entirely freaked out by the mere idea that we live in a world with jet airplanes and video phones.

And the worst part is, our species invented the self-fulfilling prophecy. Someday we will build robots and install faulty morality cores in them, because "that's how it's supposed to be."
Mark!

A positive sign

My moms read in Woman's World that "a cat will practically adopt you" next weekend. Normally I give short shrift to horoscopes, but in this case I'm lettin' it slide, because I want a cat too. So we're going to the shelter on Easter Saturday to get a kitty.

Also, I've got this plan where I'm going to get an iPod, because I think it's high time I got back on top of the podcast scene. Haven't really thought that one out as much, stay tuned. Also vaguely worried that it could download pedophiles and destroy the environment.

Something cool that happened at PAX to counterbalance the emo-post from yesterday: Reid brought up the copy of Metroid Prime Trilogy that got sent to me via the Arizona office. We still have no idea who the stalker is! I was hoping you would come to the booth and surprise me. On the other hand, you wouldn't be a very good stalker if you did that, unless it was the prelude to a love-knife situation. So thank you for stalking me in a relatively healthy manner and feel free to keep sending presents.