I was doing OK until the mid-1970s, then it went downhill from there. But how does Lex Luthor get along with Superman? And isn’t Powergirl and Supergirl the same girl?
A vintage cartoon from 1942.
CBS has Supergirl scheduled for next season:
Looks interesting, but what’s the Supergirl backstory?
But does this mean we’ll eventually see the bottle city of Kandor?
So here’s the trailer for Batman v. Superman:
But we know it’s going to end like this:
And what’s with the “v.”? They suing each other?
I am not worthy:
One additional thought. Has anyone noticed that there are a bunch of movies coming up about artificial intelligence and all the bad things that can happen? Like this one:
And this one:
Speaking at the MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics department’s Centennial Symposium in October, Tesla boss Elon Musk referred to artificial intelligence as “summoning the demon.”
I think we should be very careful about artificial intelligence. If I were to guess like what our biggest existential threat is, it’s probably that. So we need to be very careful with the artificial intelligence. Increasingly scientists think there should be some regulatory oversight maybe at the national and international level, just to make sure that we don’t do something very foolish. With artificial intelligence we are summoning the demon. In all those stories where there’s the guy with the pentagram and the holy water, it’s like yeah he’s sure he can control the demon. Didn’t work out.
British inventor Clive Sinclair has said he thinks artificial intelligence will doom mankind.
“Once you start to make machines that are rivaling and surpassing humans with intelligence, it’s going to be very difficult for us to survive,” he told the BBC. “It’s just an inevitability.”
After gushing about the immediate future of technology in his Reddit AMA, [Bill] Gates aligned himself with the AI alarm-sounders.
“I am in the camp that is concerned about super intelligence,” Gates wrote. “First the machines will do a lot of jobs for us and not be super intelligent. That should be positive if we manage it well. A few decades after that though the intelligence is strong enough to be a concern. I agree with Elon Musk and some others on this and don’t understand why some people are not concerned.”
It really can’t be that bad, right?
This week, authorities in Beijing announced an initiative to catch corrupt officials who have fled overseas. The plan, set to be put into action next month, will better coordinate Chinese investigations into offshore funds and “underground banks” used by officials to funnel money out of the country.
It’s just another anti-graft measure implemented under the watch of President Xi Jinping, who has made the fight against corruption a signature issue since coming to power toward the end of 2012. According to Bloomberg News, Xi’s campaigns “have snared more than 100,000 cadres,” or members of the Communist Party.
About 150 Chinese economic fugitives are suspected to be in the United States, the BBC reports.
But there’s one thing slightly troubling about the latest campaign to catch fugitive officials abroad: its name. Chinese officials have dubbed it “Sky Net.”
And we all know what happens when SkyNet becomes self aware:
I’ve been watching a lot of “Doctor Who.” I mean from Rose Tyler to Clara Oswald. My favorite season was with Donna Noble, especially the Adipose baby episode when the Doctor and Donna reconnected.
But Batman makes an excellent point here. The Doctor should have saved Rory and Amy! I don’t know that they lived happily ever after, and everyone knows the Weeping Angels throw you back to God knows where in time, so what if they really didn’t reunite until the very last day. And how is it that Rory lived more than 2,000 years but his gravestone says he died in his 80s?
I’m so confused. And where does John Hurt fit in the Doctor count, anyway?