Et tu, Trudeau?
Here’s Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull shaking hands with a robot during a recent visit to Tokyo. Yet again, I ask my fellow humans, do politicians know something we don’t? Why is Mr. Turnbull soft on robots?
Donald Trump will not be our next president. Neither will Bernie Sanders, Jeb Bush, nor Hillary Clinton. How can I say this with such confidence? Because none of these people have beards. And that was supposed to be the style for US presidents by now. At least according to one random magazine from 1966.
The 1970s was a rough time for most Americans. The economy was tanking, inflation was out of control, and thanks to the Vietnam War and Watergate scandal, few people had anything good to say about their government. Which is why predictions about the future from this era are so fascinating.
Special cameras hidden in the Austrian part of the Corinthian forest to capture wildlife inadvertently captured photographs of an Austrian politician getting a little, er... wild in his own life.
55-year-old Mayor of West New York, NJ, Felix Roque and his son Joseph, 22, were arrested today for allegedly hacking the website www.recallroque.com that was set up to rally support to recall the politician.
F1 driving. Scuba diving. Cookware bending. Snowmobiling. Plane flying. Climate change researching. Whale hunting. Piano playing. Blacksmithing. Check out The Atlantic's gallery compiling all the nonsense jackassery Russian leader Vladimir Putin has done the past few years. [The Atlantic via Joshua Clements]
Today, a few of you will vote. Sadly, there is no Geek Party candidate reppin' in Congress. So we've picked out 5 geek-friendly politicians to consider leaving a hanging chad for.
Laptops have been banned at the Bhutan parliament because, according to the speaker of their national assembly, "the members can be distracted playing games and viewing pictures."
So you're watching a politician debating or giving a speech on television — or, Lords of Kobol forfend, you're actually in the audience. And your would-be leader is being even more specious and demented than is usual for our low level of political discourse. What telepathic power do you wish you could unleash on this…