A cartoon illustration of Dyson vacuums in a post-apocalyptic wasteland with a mushroom cloud. By Oddball Times

Beware Of Dyson’s Creations: Predictions Of Our Future In Terminator 2

The movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day was very prophetic; we now have drones in the sky gunning people down, robots are evolving on a daily basis, and with Google, Alexa, Siri and Cortana, we're moving ever-closer to a Skynet-type artificial intelligence overthrowing the human race. So if James Cameron's film accurately predicted our future demise, … Continue reading Beware Of Dyson’s Creations: Predictions Of Our Future In Terminator 2

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Tom Cruise And Suri Cruise: Mistaken A.I.dentity

This week I went out to California to meet Tom Cruise. I felt overwhelmed but I managed to ask Tom how it felt to be a father and what it was like to be one of three dads. I was amongst other reporters so I think he didn't hear me. I continued unperturbed. I asked … Continue reading Tom Cruise And Suri Cruise: Mistaken A.I.dentity

An image of a man generating energy from his stress at hearing the news of energy price increases. By Oddball Times

Energy Price Hikes: Harnessing The Power

The recent news that energy prices are increasing yet again has lead to feelings of anger which luckily can now be harnessed to power our electronic devices! By wearing this new anger-powered device known as the Stresslectro you can convert your loathing, anger, stress, and despair into electricity. This electricity can then be used to … Continue reading Energy Price Hikes: Harnessing The Power

A cartoon picture of HAL from 2001, WOPR from WarGames, and an Amazon Echo referencing the Cleese, Barker, and Corbett Class Sketch. By Oddball Times

Smart Speakers: I Know My Place

Today I called out... “Alexa, play Demon Seed and tell me the dictionary definition of irony” …my Amazon Echo didn't answer. Maybe because it didn't understand the command or maybe because I was attempting a Scottish-Punjabi accent, maybe it was because I'd just ingested helium, or maybe because I'd forgotten that I actually have a … Continue reading Smart Speakers: I Know My Place