"The inevitable apocalyptic battle against machines has long been a fruitful topic in books (Philip K. Dick, Isaac Asimov), film (The Terminator, The Matrix), and shit-shooting bar discussions. (We personally believe that simple machines pose an underrated threat; how are we going to lift and move heavy objects when the automaton rocket-blasting helicopters, appealing to intra-machine solidarity, convince levers and pulleys to turn against us?)"Matt Yglesias has been beating the drum against this imminent danger and Ezra joins him in his call for vigilance. Don't let your guard down or be distracted by the so-called pirate threat.
p.s. regular blogging will resume hopefully at an excelerated pace.