While Ro tries to convince HAL to open the pod doors before her rum stash drops to critical levels, the Admiral and Kennedy sit down at Ops for a look at one of sci-fi’s most pervasive tropes: the uprising of artificial intelligence.
First, they chat a bit about Benedict
Cummerbund Cumberbatch and speculation as to who he might be in the new Trek movie, how IDW Publishing is retelling TOS episodes within the realm of the new Trek universe, the Admiral blows a bit of a fuse over the term “Vulcan death grip” as well as the return of one of his least favorite weaponry EVAR, Star Trek – Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Special Edition, more talk about Wild, Wild West the show, the movie, and its little known sequel starring Salma Hayek, Crack Attack 2: Dairy Air Boogaloo, DS9 versus Degrassi, Kate Beckinsale in vinyl (we defer to the Nerd Hurdlers on this topic), discussion of a question from listener Josh (@king_follower on Twitter) that somehow conjures an image of Emo George Lucas, and talk about some of this summer’s expected comic book blockbusters.
Then it’s time to boot up the discourse module for some in-depth analysis of a question posed to the Starbase crew by our Quito Outpost Technician, Agustin Chancusi: Do we think that there will ever come a point when artificial intelligence will reach levels of sentience similar to what we see in our favorite sci-fi movies, shows, and books? Will toasters one day become seductive Cylons with glowing spines? Will we all have a shot at owning our own Data? Should women named Sarah Connor start changing their names now? Listen in as the Admiral and Kennedy reveal their thoughts on the future AI uprising and what it could mean for humanity…as well as what it could mean for the future of politics:
Seriously, I think this sounds like a better ticket than any we’ve seen in a very long time. WRITE-IN VOTE!!
Oh, and if you’re not familiar with the Sound Blaster Acting Intelligent Text to Speech Operator, take a peak here. Yes, this was Dr. SBAITSO. Yes, he seems quaint now. Back in the day? You told him whatever you wanted. He just had a way with you…
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