[FoRK] geopolitics of low oil prices

Gregory Alan Bolcer greg at bolcer.org
Tue Jan 12 15:11:32 PST 2016

You just gave me  a great idea for FoRK's April Fool's post.  Some inventor
invented a genome where if you are close to your significant other, your
heart glows, but unfortunately, they broke up because he was working too
much, so now he's really pissed off he's got this stupid glowing jellyfish
shit in his chest.  Every time they go to court, the female judge thinks
it's so cute and grants his ex permission to do anything, so he ends up
mansplaining it to her which upsets her ruling.


On Tue, Jan 12, 2016 at 3:04 PM, Stephen D. Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:

> On 1/12/16 2:18 PM, Joseph S. Barrera III wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 12, 2016 at 1:58 PM, Stephen D. Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:
>> We're going to be living in magical worlds
>> ​"We", but not us.
> Many of us are within a few miles of the epicenters of magical devices,
> self-driving cars, voice recognition, image and object recognition, concept
> encyclopedias being coupled to deep learning, and all the money anyone
> would need to make it all happen...
> We're close to a time when a summer of code project could edit a genome to
> create a new animal or store data or make an enhancement using CRISPR for
> $100.  Send a message to all of your progeny by editing in a GenomeCode in
> part of your unused DNA!  Show stripes on your skin whenever you are on an
> odd milli-lay line (requires the GenomePS module and service).  Create
> glowing saliva, but only when you kiss your betrothed!  What will you think
> of?  (For your safety, all DNA sequences reset at the end of the project.)
> The magic is out there.  It's just not yet evenly distributed.
> Of course, as always, one cycle's magic is the next cycle's ho hum
> standard engineering techniques.  Like AI (AGI really), it's only magic
> when we don't know how to do it yet.
> sdw
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