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Ah, yes. The Mad Scientist Wiki.

If you haven’t changed something by the time I get back, I’m going to get mad. – DavidCary

You don’t want to make me angry. – one of our heros, Dr. David Banner

Er, surely that’s Bruce Banner[1], right?

I want your brain(s) ! – DavidCary

I want your bran ! – A vegetarian zombie

I want your barn(s) ! – A (greedy) zombie cow

I want your Brian(s) ! – A dyslexic zombie

Stuff we talk about:


possibly relevant snippets

(again, totally out of context) “the hard part of the problem … is designing [something] that doesn’t automatically wipe out the human species.” http://sl4.org/bin/wiki.pl?HardProblem

Mad scientists in popular culture might be a little watered down, so I don’t know if it fits, but anyways, maybe we could have a page about ComicStrips? with the main subject being mad scientists? There are few of them online. – RadomirDopieralski?

Yes, comic strip mad scientists are welcome. Have you seen Narbonic? I mention her on the MadScientist page. --DavidCary

"Air Conditioning is Out of Control" story by Matt Stephens 2001. “We project that within the next ten years, it doesn’t matter where in the World you go, the temperature and experience will be 100% identical. We will have the McDonalds? of weather systems on this planet.” “…get some expert advice on whether it really is possible for an apparently unconnected set of mechano-electrical systems to join together in a global mesh and almost overnight form a semiconscious, quasi-malevolent sentient intelligence.”

“[Please] don’t use [lcamtuf::2c2] for an evil conspiracy to take over the world, mmmkay?” http://lcamtuf.coredump.cx/

For a mathematical proof, see http://www.cut-the-knot.org/do_you_know/falsity.shtml#notto (should I copy the proof here ?)

For a mathematical proof, see http://www.cut-the-knot.org/pythagoras/paradox.shtml#smullyan

“People that scare me – but in a entertaining way.” http://david.carybros.com/html/mad_science.html#people_that_scare_me

“How could scientists not have a stunted sense of danger? Every day they track asteroids, comets, supernovas, and gamma ray bursts that could destroy life as we know it. Every day they peer in microscopes at virulent, life-threatening microbes. Everyday they model runaway global warming scenarios that leave the earth desertified and societies at each other’s throats over access to adequate food and water. Everyday they work out exotic mathematics describing a universe that just might abruptly collapse into a singularity for no causal reason. Everyday they commute to work in automobiles. Yet, irrationally, they don’t commit suicide in droves. Ergo. Stunted sense of danger.” – daan

-- http://www.slashnot.com/article.php3?story_id=475

It's not often you get to play an entire planet as a percussion instrument.

The "dangerous hobbies" of “Steamboat Ed” Haas

Louis Siffer - http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0034/0034_01.asp

Hymn to a Mad Scientist by Andrew Plotkin (aka Zarf).


robots with guns

“In retrospect, it may also have been a mistake to teach it how to control the world’s most advanced fighting machine. But of course, that’s more obvious in hindsight.” – Dr. DeMarse? -- http://www.slashnot.com/article.php3?story_id=475

“Israel Wants Robotic Guns, Missiles To Guard Gaza Border” By BARBARA OPALL-ROME, from TEL AVIV 2007-06-01 http://defensenews.com/story.php?F=2803275&C=america

“Robots are a fact of life. Soon they will kill us. We’d like to document the coming apocalypse.” is the motto of Botropolis.com http://botropolis.com/

other robots

"Various Face Shape Expression Robot" also called "Shape-Shifting Robot Face Freaks The Hell Out of Us".

BLDGBLOG: "Post-human car park" discusses “a fully automated, multistory, underground car park.” and various ways to make movies featuring such an area.

How about a mad scientist and a robot at the same time? The Adam is maybe not mad (yet), but it does science!

attempts to stop robots

SELF-AWARE ROBOTS MUST BE STOPPED. – OrangeCoat?: Informing the world of the dangers of self-aware robots since 2007.

People of the Wiki

perhaps I should move this to another page … what to call it? [[more_or_less_mad_scientists,_no_insult_intended?]] ?

People who edit this wiki: DavidCary, AlexSchroeder?, LionKimbro?, MattisManzel, StephenGilbert

People we want to edit this wiki:

Do we really want the people who wrote:

Is Zebra girl "We're fartin' around with dangerous mystical secrets of nature with which we were never meant to meddle!" close enough to mad science?

I think so. Is the Ph.D.: Piled Higher and Deeper comic strip is close enought?

While “accelerating the space program” is certainly a noble goal, didn't we agree hacking NASA was bad?

While mad scientists generally don’t ramble on about "ethics", I think Nathanial Borenstein may be an exception: “It should be noted that no ethically-trained software engineer would ever consent to write a DestroyBaghdad? procedure. Basic professional ethics would instead require him to write a DestroyCity? procedure, to which Baghdad could be given as a parameter.” – Nathanial Borenstein


What is the connection between science and laughter?

posthuman rights

Cyborg Liberation Front: Inside the Movement for Posthuman Rights by Erik Baard “the 2003 World Transhumanist Association conference … met to lay the groundwork for a society that would admit as citizens and companions intelligent robots, cyborgs made from a free mixing of human and machine parts, and fully organic, genetically engineered people who aren’t necessarily human at all.” … also mentions “the Institute for Applied Autonomy, a secretive technology group that provides robots and other gear to protesters” (Where do I join up?)


Do I need a RobotDog? page ? Or something more generic – RobotPet? perhaps ?

“Feral Robotic Dogs” http://xdesign.ucsd.edu/feralrobots/

“[Robot dogs] … Either they’ll help make the world a better place, or systematically destroy mankind.” – Bad Science Projects

These are not robot hamsters. These are real hamsters with a computer interface: Intelligent MIDI Sequencing with Hamster Control by Levy Lorenzo

What do you call singing robotic fish (and lobsters) zooming across our nations highways? A “school” of robotic fish? Or the "sashimi tabernacle choir" ?

Evil Scientists develop invincible mouse army

weaponizing the Wild Kingdom

http://www.fish-school.com/gallery/Soccer/middle%20nudge.JPG Train fish to play soccer

train robots to play soccer

"Robot jockeys to ride Gulf camels" – “Camel racing is one of the UAE’s traditional sports and an important part of the region’s heritage.”

Note that it is possible to weaponize relatively cute, harmless animals without any robotic/cyborg additions.

Honest, I don’t know anything about gigantic wild animals running through the suburbs.

cute litte pig → Hogzilla. Wild Hogzillas roam through Atlanta, GA suburbs weighing at least 800 pounds (at least 350 Kg).

cute little puppy → Arctic Wolf.

cute little bird chick → hawk → Pterodactyl.

cute little pony → unicorn. "ponies (and their ... weaponized form the unicorn)"

Bruce Schneier mentions Militarized Marine Mammals. Training sea lions to put handcuffs on humans? Is that really a good idea?



Help Save The Tree Octopus

tree octopus research – is that close enough to mad science ? Or am I just going insane?

mad scientists worry about the ecosystem: http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20060501

Paint. Lots of paint.

"Top cop predicts robot crimewave": “Technology such as cloned part-robot humans used by organised crime gangs pose the greatest future challenge to police, along with online scamming, Australian Federal Police (AFP) Commissioner Mick Keelty says.”

Android 207 (was: http://www.carrotkid.com/android207video.html )

“For future reference, comic books are not the best place to learn physics.” -- Ask Dr. Science

Define external redirect: DeMarse ComicStrips DestroyCity LionKimbro RobotPet To Be Or Not To Be solipsism pi MadPlotting OtherStuff DangerousPlans McDonalds AlexSchroeder recursion RobotDog more or less mad scientists, no insult intended IntelliSense OrangeCoat Cogito ergo sum DestroyBaghdad Hoover Dam RadomirDopieralski InternationalStopContinentalDriftSociety