Man-Made Blob Engulfs City Block

Okay, The Blob was worse…


Before we turn over everything to robots and computers, are we quite, quite sure they’re ready?

In Santa Clara, California, this week, “an alarm malfunction”–that is, a computer hiccup–activated a fire suppression system in a hanger at San Jose International Airport, spewing out a mass of foam ten feet high (!) and big enough to cover a whole city block ( ). Check out the pictures!

We have not yet created true artificial intelligence. But we’re well on our way to artificial stupidity.

Humanism’s stuff: if it works, it’s a miracle.

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