The Robocalypse Part 1

And the Funk Freedom Press is back online!  You know what else is online?  Just about every robot in existence today.  As a species, we are racing towards the event horizon known as The Robocalypse, AKA the apocalypse caused by robots!  This is terrifying, yet I will be covering every step nonetheless.  I used to be obsessed with the Zombie Apocalypse, but now I see it is us who are the zombies, and it is the robots who will soon rule the world.

If you want to QUICKLY catch up on the current state of things, check out my podcast on how to make the T1000 from terminator in real life:
AND my interview with the amazing Linda Moulton Howe:

What do we have today?  Three (3) scary stories:
1.  Simple robots are working together to solve very complex puzzles!  Once they start working together in unison and with deadly efficiency, its over.
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2.  Robots are learning how to use hands that are as dexterous as our own.  If they refine their fine motor skills, there is no telling how many artisans will be put out of work.
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3.  And finally, AI is learning how to read lips!  Nothing  will ever be secret again!
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Zombie Apocalypse Day 122: Attack of the Zombees

Ok, the title is a little misleading I will admit first and foremost.  This is NOT a story about little insects that have died, and were reanimated in some way (radiation, evil demonic spell, toxic waste, you’ve seen the movies) who have a sudden urge to eat brains.  If that WAS the case, I see two scenarios taking place.

1.  If the bees flew into your ears and slowly ate your brains from within (really bad for us)
2.  They go after other bees, and eat THEIR brains (or whatever passes for brains in the insect world).

*Before I get a crazy amount of E-mails defending the intelligence of the Honey Bee, I want to say that I love Bees.  I eat honey almost every day.  I appreciate their talents with pollen.  I take pollen and I sneeze, but they turn it into sticky golden deliciousness.  I also recognize that as far as insects go, bees have to be(e) the SMARTEST of the insect world.  They have one (1) stinger to defend themselves.  One.  They don’t have the semi-automatic stinger of the Wasp.  They get one shot at it, then they die so they have to REALLY think things over.  If you start swatting at one, they have to think about all the angles.  “Will he hit me, and if so, will I survive it?  Will he just walk away or is this shit going to get serious?  Am I ready to die for this today?”  Some pretty heavy stuff.

So back to this amazing article.  So apparently there is a fly that is preying on bees.  This monster jumps on the bees back, and injects its eggs into their stomachs, and the larva eat the bee from within and burst out when they are big enough, ALIEN style!  Crazy right!  They are called “Zombie Bees” because while this is going on, the bees (which sleep at night) are up at all hours, flying erratically, and just dropping dead.  The fuss is that this fly, native to North America, has never attacked bees before, and this may be contributing to Colony Collapse Disorder.  If you don’t know what that is, or don’t think it is serious, look at some of the recent work of Linda Moulton-Howe.