Children and retards can pull a trigger. Only smart people can make bombs, but anyone can explode them.

Our Main Monkeys, the Alphas of our troups, are sometimes as retarded as Bush.

So. Conclude. Fit it together, and conclude. Technology is not benign. Say it 3 times.

Coconut trees in a grove, a pleasing mate, a little brood. Is it benign to wish for more? Icarus flew towards the sun, and fell. Nuclear war. If we had multiple homestead planets to play with, we would have chances to take. This risk is the bet of an addicted gambler, expecting a rare reward.

Google Earth. Our planet has a creeping suburbia, polar bears have penises and vulva, burnt Teflon and Scotchguard are persistent bio-chemicals that will poison more than 100,000 years of earthlings. Technology.

Coconut trees and bamboo hut.

Vacuum cleaner and well lit mansion.

Do you have free will? What is your ant choice on this colony?

taserbulb.jpgRobot shoots wireless taser missiles

Taser, Inc. has announced a self-contained taser missile that’s fired from a shotgun. PopMech has a video, which shows the creepy little thing being fired by a robot.

Continuing to strike fear into the hearts of, well, everyone, Taser has released an electrified round that works with any 12-gauge shotgun. The Wireless eXtended Range Electronic Projectile, or XREP, is a fin-stabilized, self-contained round with no wires leading back to the gun and a maximum range of 100 ft.

We require a greater than current technology to sustain our current population. The other choice would be to reduce our current population.

keyboardpunksteam.jpgWhy we love steampunk: Annalee Newitz


Annalee Newitz tries to figure out why we love steampunk:
I think the popularity of steampunk also expresses our collective yearning for an era when information technology was in its infancy and could have gone anywhere. In 1880 we hadn’t yet laid the cables for a telephone network, and computer programming was just an idea in Ada Lovelace’s head. Nineteenth-century technology was often operated by factory laborers, and it meant backbreaking work and the ruination of healthy bodies. Information technology, to the 19th-century mind, would be something that set us free from brutal assembly lines.


One hundred years later, I wish it were so. Information technology has its own brutal assembly lines, mind-numbing data work that cripples our fingers with repetitive strain injuries and mangles our backs with the hunched postures required to work at a computer all day long. Seen from this perspective, steampunk is an aesthetic that tells the truth about us. We are no better off than our Victorian ancestors, bumbling into the future with crude technologies whose implications we barely understand. But let’s make our devices pretty, at least. Let’s remember the days when the machines that now cage us promised liberation.