I am laughing at just having written that headline. You might think I am joking. I am not joking. If I called the fly Zzzirhan Zzzirhan, that would be a joke. The idea of a cyborg fly landing on the Vice President? Not a joke.
My first impression upon seeing a fly land on Vice President Mike Pence’s head during a critical part of the debate last night was that it was sure an unfortunate time to have something so embarrassing happen. The timing was literally perfect, right as Pence was trying to stick up for the police, a key policy position for his party over the other party.
Then, I considered that it is probably possible for a fly to have been digitally inserted into the image by an agent attempting to influence public opinion. Something like a Deepfake fly.
Then, I considered that it might be a robotic DARPA fly. Such a concept is not nearly as close to science fiction as you might imagine. DARPA really is actively at work on such programs. Rather than dismiss this thought as completely absurd, as most people would have done, I decided to research further. What did I find?
Well, the future is more absurd and surreal than Camus or Dalí ever could have dreamed!Continue reading “Could Fly on Pence’s Head Have Been DARPA-Controlled?”