Not really ‘surprised’ by this as it supports two theories we’ve talked about before:
1. We’ll be slaves to robots someday. Going to try not to get super hysterical but you know, this is probably (definitely) a sign the robot takeover is getting closer. I mean, they’re not even going to tell the public the really scary stuff robots can do so this is just the tip of the iceberg. While we could argue endlessly (and trust us, we have this conversation with everyone we meet that isn’t a total dumbass) about whether robots will ever be able to develop empathy, it probably doesn’t matter because you don’t have to have a heart to make a slave out of the human race.
2. Alex Trebec is a misogynist. You would not be surprised how many hits this blog gets from people googling “alex trebec hates women” or “alex trebec misogyny” (in fact it’s one of the most popular keyword searches behind “diplo dyslexic” (lolol), “kesha feminist”, and “shoud I join catholic match.” Because he hates women, he also rejects things that are stereotypically female: embodiment, emotions, etc – all the things robots famously lack. Alex Trebec is a robot sympathizer. He probably wanted the robot to beat Ken Jennings. He probably takes all his Jeops money and invests it in a secret robot farm. His wife is probably a robot and since she doesn’t have emotions he can say whatever kind of chauvinist shit he wants to her. Eff.
Worried. Don’t really feel like riding the singularity wave.
Anyone wanna start a resistancecore buzzband that encodes instructions on how to hide all your information in trees if you play the record backwards or something?