We all know this scenario, don’t we? Next comes artificial intelligence and then the war between humans and machines. Soon the Terminator movies will be moved from the science fiction section to the history section.
Rumor has it that DARPA disqualified some teams when they tested positive for illegal performance enhancing lubricants. DARPA prohibits teams from gambling on the outcome and will adhere to a random drug-testing program similar to professional baseball.
If all goes well, next year DARPA will follow up with trials for genetically engineered humans. In 2015, DARPA hopes to be ready to run trails for mutants with super powers. Then the TV series, Almost Human and X-Men (X-Persons?), will become historical documentaries.
Police arrested fourteen minors and one adult for breaking into a mansion and stealing $1 million worth of art and clothing, including a stuffed snow leopard and a suit of armor. Police solved the case because the teens tweeted about the planned “mansion party.” They tweeted selfies during the party showing themselves within the residence carrying stolen items. I guess it is safe to assume that these teens never made the honor roll at school.* Seems that police are relying more and more on cell phones, Twitter and e-mails for evidence and less on fingerprints and DNA. I think that soon the courts will re-write the Miranda Rights to include cell phones, e-mails, and selfies that can be used in a court of law. Here are some clues for future thieves:
Snow leopards and armor are hard to pawn.
Don’t take pictures of yourself in the crime scene with stolen goods.
Don’t tweet about the robbery.
Don’t use google and your GPS to locate the house.
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*Sarcasm for the humorously challenged.