4 Jul 2018

And Then, A Whole New Meaning...

Interesting news yesterday that the Defence Secretary, while making a statement in Parliament, was interrupted by Siri talking from his phone.  That would be the the countries Defence Secretary basically allowing the world to listen in and probably record his conversations regarding the defence of the realm. Yet further proof that those ‘in charge’ are dumber than a sack o’ hammers. Then I watched PM’s questions today and again noted how poorly we’re represented.

So, taking in the phone faux pas of yesterday, consider this. Why don’t all those PM’s who crowd into the house for PMQ’s just walk in at a leisurely pace, turn their phones on, activate Siri, put the phone on a bench then head to the playground or their safe spaces and leave Siri to sort it all out amongst herself? Who knows, it may work. It sure couldn’t be any worse than wot we’ve got.

If it did indeed work, some time in the not too distant future we may tune in on TV just to watch six hundred odd tin cans discussing the ills of the land with the odd goofy answer resulting in the little guy in the big seat intervening and actually ‘kicking a can down the road’.

One thing that’d need clearing up before we went full frontal can, and I’m not sure about this at the moment; is Siri of the right? Is Alexa left leaning? Which can holds centric views? Who would know? Oh, wait a minute!  “Hay, tin can...”

Quote;  Terry Pratchett.

“Maybe the only significant difference between a really smart simulation and a human being was the noise they made when you punched them.”

              Amit Ray.

“As more and more artificial intelligence is entering into the world, more and more emotional intelligence must enter into leadership.”


A K Haart said...

Dumber than a sack o’ hammers perhaps, but hammers are useful. Sacks can be useful too - sacks big enough to hold a few MPs for example.

Mac said...

A K Haart,
This is true and right now I can't think of a substitute word for 'hammers' that doesn't serve a better use than our, unbelievily elected, betters.
And then we see the mayor of Sheffield...