Kent Sharkey wrote:A is for Armageddon, brought by SkyNet. B is for Battery, soon to be your job. C is for Computer, your new overlord
And y'all can do the rest.
D and E are for Dumb Elephant, the kind of person who hypes AI.
F is for Failure, the future of AI startups.
G is for Garbage, what they are actually peddling.
H is for Huckster, what all of them are.
I is for Inane, what true believers are.
J is for Joke, what the rest of us think of them.
K is for Kill, Skynet likes this.
L is for Ludicrous, what they are claiming.
M is for Manure, AI smells like this.
N is for Nope, what reality has to say.
O is for Orwellian, where it's all going.
P is for Prison, what the world will turn into.
Q is for Quack, not just for medicine.
R is for "Really?", how all claims should be addressed.
S is for Suckers, what the people funding the startups are.
T is for Tattered, like their connection to reality.
U is for Unlikely, which is putting it kindly.
V is for Vomit, what you probably expected me to reply with.
W is for Worthless, the future of their stock options.
X is for Xterminate, Skynet says hello again.
Y is for YHGTBSM, an appropriate response to the hucksters.
Z is for Zoo, the best we can hope for from out future overlords.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, weighing all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt