Hollywood writers are going to strike. Bad move.

This happened this week (from the Los Angeles Times)

In a sign of rising labor tensions in Hollywood, members of the Writers Guild of America voted overwhelmingly Monday to authorize a strike just a week before the union’s contract is set to expire May 1.

Although the vote is largely seen as a negotiating tactic to put pressure on the studios, it moves the union one step closer to a work stoppage that would have widespread repercussions throughout the film and TV industry.

The guild said 96.3% of the 6,310 writers who cast ballots voted in favor of the measure, which gives leaders the authority to call a strike if negotiations fail. The union said 67.5% of eligible WGA members voted, describing it as “a historic turnout.” The union has nearly 13,000 members.

During the last writers walkout in 2007, members voted 90% in favor of granting a strike authorization.

They might want to reconsider, because someone has downloaded screenplays into a computer and let AI come up with a script. I’m not kidding.

Here’s the first result:

And here’s the second:

I’ve said it before. When Skynet becomes self-aware, we are screwed. But even more screwed than we would have been a year ago, because Skynet is going to look at the orange babyman and his supporters and say, “Hell, no!”

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