For some with personal connections to past mistakes, the consequences of unfettered ingenuity are no more easily ignored than mushroom clouds on the horizon
“I don’t care if they’re young or old, I want them to have a good mind, to be able to have some good policies.”
While Whitey was doing time in Atlanta, a 16-year-old math prodigy named Ted Kaczynski enrolled at Harvard. Soon, he was reluctantly participating in experiments, likely funded by the CIA, that aimed to develop ambitious interrogation techniques.
Boston researchers have spent years helping government agencies plan and simulate operations to troll potential terrorists. Despite controversial practices and lackluster results, the covert operations continue.
Softbank, maker of a robot named Pepper that can “read human emotion,” is apparently stepping up its involvement in the AI sector.
From mind control experiments to taxpayer-funded black magic to housing Nazi scientists in Boston Harbor, the Commonwealth has an unparalleled dark side to its noted innovation legacy—with many shadows leading to today’s technological titans.
"It seems highly probable that I may be poking into something that is none of my business, but on the other hand, it may be something that the Air Force would like to know about if it doesn’t already."