On this episode of AirWreckRadio the boys kick off the New Year with an AWR tradition: technical difficulties! Once that is taken care of, it’s business as usual as the boys share their lame, adult-life, New Years Eve stories!
In the news: some Arizonans are getting stupid about self-driving cars! From slashing tires, to driving recklessly, to brandishing guns at the back-up drivers of these cars, the Luddites and NIMBYs are out in force, spewing their outrage over the inevitable march of technological progress. While we think these folks are correct to assume that self-driving cars are a threat to the economic stability of low-skill labors, as well as every other kind of worker, we also recognize that there is no stopping the probably-beneficial promulgation of these vehicles, and we definitely think that brandishing guns in public because you mad at robot cars should come with more than a warning. But you know what? It’s Arizona, and there is a reason these cars are being tested there.
Closing things up, the United States Strategic Command welcomed the New Year by offering a completely unnecessary threat to the world in the form of a Tweet which said, “#TimesSquare tradition rings in the #NewYear by dropping the big ball…if ever needed, we are #ready to drop something much, much bigger #Deterrence #Assurance #CombatReadyForce #PeaceIsOurProfession.” Much like Arizonans aiming guns at self-driving cars, we think StratCom should probably not be offering casual threats during times of celebration via Twitter. It’s just not a good look. Also, war is their profession. Not peace.