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Started by Yersinia on Aug 29, 2020 12:21:36 PM
Sausage and Chips

I, for one, welcome our new cyberpig overlords.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-53956683

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StakludKar - 18 Oct 2020 12:17:15 (#1 of 96)

If only we could tell what pigs are thinking,

Yersinia - 18 Oct 2020 12:29:59 (#2 of 96)

I'm pretty sure the kunekune in the field behind my house are thinking, "Acorns! YUM!!!"

FGBFGB - 18 Oct 2020 12:36:14 (#3 of 96)

Could someone implant an empathy chip in Musk's brain? He seems a highly unpleasant individual.

lammaMia - 18 Oct 2020 12:43:00 (#4 of 96)

So far, Gertrude's facebook status can only toggle between hungry or not hungry. Yawn.

Wake me up when Musk can figure out if it's in the mood for faeces or rotten veggies.

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wickeltisch - 18 Oct 2020 13:19:03 (#6 of 96)

No wonder Musk has no time for trivial things like paying bills.

https://www.businessinsider.com/tesla-water-shut-off-berlin-factory-construction-site-german-reports-2020-10?r=DE&IR=T

Yersinia - 18 Oct 2020 14:07:02 (#7 of 96)

My mum made me laugh the other day: "I've no idea who Elon Musk is, or what he does, but he keeps coming up as an answer in my crossword games, so now if I see a combination of letters in the right place, I think 'ah that'll be it' and bung him in."

browserbutton - 18 Oct 2020 14:15:16 (#8 of 96)

What exactly is Elon Musk? An eye-watering new after-shave?

Tagyourit - 18 Oct 2020 14:18:56 (#9 of 96)

He's a nascent super villian though I'll get really worried when I hear he's bought and hollowed out an extinct volcano.

Yersinia - 18 Oct 2020 14:35:53 (#10 of 96)

He looks a bit piggy himself.

lammaMia - 18 Oct 2020 16:03:37 (#11 of 96)

His child's name is machine readable. Humans may struggle.

CarlosFandango - 26 Oct 2020 01:35:28 (#12 of 96)

He's an increasingly dull twat pursuing increasingly sensationalist ideas in order that his brand may transcend the limitations of his mostly fairly conventional products.

A kind of Dyson on intergalactic steroids.

Agaliarept - 26 Oct 2020 08:33:20 (#13 of 96)

I'll get really worried when I hear he's bought and hollowed out an extinct volcano.

Well he's not going to announce it until the fleet of killer drones is in the air.

A kind of Dyson on intergalactic steroids.

That's brilliant.

guigal - 26 Oct 2020 09:04:26 (#14 of 96)

Elon Musk was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 2018, so he's been recognised as an elite scientist by elite scientists from Britain and the Commonwealth. He's the CEO of Tesla, so he's doing well in the green energy market. Very well overall, since he's the 5th richest person in the world.

You have to expect him to have his mad scientist moments. That goes with the territory of being an innovator. In view of his success , you should wait a bit before you write off what look like crazy ideas to the conventionally-minded.

carterbrandon - 26 Oct 2020 09:46:01 (#15 of 96)

so he's doing well in the green energy market.

Rather as one long haul flight erases a lot of paper recycling, Elon's enthusiastic space-littering does for all that.

coshipi - 26 Oct 2020 09:57:08 (#16 of 96)

Rather as one long haul flight erases a lot of paper recycling, Elon's enthusiastic space-littering does for all that.

Spot on. And electric cars aren't all that green, either.

guigal - 26 Oct 2020 10:20:05 (#17 of 96)

#16

Tesla's third quarter results have just been announced. They suggest you might be missing a green investment opportunity there.

The 'littering of space' comment seems odd. I thought the idea was to go and come back, not founder in space and leave wreckage filled with corpses.

Electro2 - 26 Oct 2020 10:26:32 (#18 of 96)

Musk’s SpaceX together with OneWeb, Telesat and Amazon's Project Kuiper have announced the intention to launch as many as 46,100 satellites in the next few years. That’s littering.

coshipi - 26 Oct 2020 10:28:42 (#19 of 96)

They suggest you might be missing a green investment opportunity there.

I don't think the 25p I might be able to invest would be of any great significance in the grand scheme of things.

CarlosFandango - 26 Oct 2020 10:43:50 (#20 of 96)

Elon Musk was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 2018, so he's been recognised as an elite scientist by elite scientists from Britain and the Commonwealth.

Fuck me. That, frankly, is shocking.

Can someone point to some of his, genuinely his, elite science?

No doubting that he's a ferociously smart geezer, but he's locked-in to a massively consumerist, techno-utopian, resource-guzzling view of what the future must look like, and he's riding a wave of froth and nonsense to sell it.

He's not doing any of the 'usual' plaintive "yeahbut it'll all be better this time - we know so much more..." apologia for this stance - he's using the far more effective and insidious tools of marketing and brand creation.

It significantly furthers an already dangerous shift where science, technical realities and a rational assessment of potentially negative consequences are drowned-out by a fanfare of Hyper-this (loop), Super-that (chargers), and persistently tapping-in to various ludicrous SciFi tropes to the point where they seem almost normal. They are not.

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