In my younger days when I’d sample some of Mother Nature’s more potent flora, I’d get comfortable on my couch, order a takeaway and strap myself in for a little known programme called ‘Ancient Aliens’.
Basically it’s a show filled with fringe ‘scientists’ spouting a load of pseudo crap about ancient astronauts, archaeology and how extra terrestrials impacted past civilizations.
It’s complete BS, but hey, it’s entertaining when you’re soaring like an eagle.
With that in mind, I’m completely into this next story, as, remarkably, a woman has claimed that four artificially intelligent robots killed 29 scientists in a lab in Japan last year.
Most ‘robots’ I’ve ever seen are like the dancing Honda one. They’re not that advanced yet are they?!
Journalist and conspiracy theorist Linda Moulton Howe told this story at the Conscious Life Expo in Los Angeles in February, and only now it’s going viral, with someone uploading the clip with the caption: ‘This is how we all gonna die.”
The clip has been viewed over 7 million times – check it out below:
In her speech, she recalls a phone call she said she had with a former marine who had been working for the CIA.
“At a top robotics company in Japan this week, four robots being developed for military applications killed 29 humans in the lab.
And they did it by shooting what he called metal bullets. I didn’t know there was any other kind.”
“The scariest part is that lab workers deactivated two of the robots and took apart the third.
But the fourth robot began restoring itself, and somehow connected to an orbiting satellite to download information about how it could rebuild itself even more strongly than before.”
She then goes on to say how she was told:
“This is serious s*** Linda, but you’re not going to hear about this in the news.
The robotics company has too much to lose, and the government wants AI robot soldiers. “
This is obviously scary as hell, if – and it’s a big IF – it’s true.
I mean, have you seen I, Robot? Those things do not play nice.
Kill them, kill them all with fire right now.
Here’s how people reacted to the news:
This is why I don’t allow calculators on exams
— Jake (@Night_Hawk_MATH) 19 December 2018
After reading this I immediately unplugged my toaster. I feel safe now.
— Scotty (@Scott51186301) 20 December 2018
Skynet is coming pic.twitter.com/c2048nmy93
— iolopop (@iolopop1) 19 December 2018
— bri🇦🇱 (@briannajonuzi) 20 December 2018
Finally the singularity had begun.
Alexa. End me.
— Boogie 🎁🎄🎁 (@Boogie2988) 18 December 2018
This is really how it ends
— FaZe Banks (@Banks) 19 December 2018
However, like with many conspiracy theories, there were plenty of sceptics, with many pointing to the lack of evidence to support Howe’s claims:
Linda Moulton Howe (the lady in the video) is a alien conspiracy theorist. A lot of the things she talks about are crazy and obviously insane. There have been no credible sources able to say this actually happened.
— Skylar (@6kylar) 19 December 2018
Her claim is completely unverified and most likely nothing more than fear mongering. She is a popular conspiracy theorist with a main focus on UFOs. Here is a fact check https://t.co/bQFurvEo5F
— Christmas Treent (@Chrisinatent) 19 December 2018
Linda Moulton Howe’s claims are to be taken with a grain of salt. All of her reports are anecdotes from people that may or may not exist. She’s a big name in the ufo community, but nowhere else. I’m not too terribly concerned.
— Izzy Fawkes ⛄🎄 (@Izzys_On_One) 19 December 2018
I don’t know about this; my rational, logical side is telling me that there’s no way this could happen without mainstream media picking up on it, but the other side of me is thinking about all those science fiction films where you have a scientist warning us of our impending doom and we fail to listen to them resulting in catastrophic loss of life.
WE HAVE BEEN WARNED, PEOPLE!
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Charismatic, witty, charming, engaging - four things Joshua Rogers will never be. Thankfully, he’s a semi-competent editor, who, after graduating university with two mostly pointless degrees, joined The Hook two years ago. He subsequently honed his writing skills over several features and investigative pieces, arguably letting The Hook audience in on way too much of his personal life.