Nobody is going to turn down getting their eyes scanned by a chrome orb, that is just science. Oh a guy is building a superintelligent AI and also compiling a permanent electronic identification database of all humans, that’s great, that’s not an alarming science-fiction premise at all. I feel like if you made that movie you’d have to have some plausible back story about how the AI convinced people to hand over their iris scans to the AI, but in the real world you don’t. People want to believe. A significant percentage of people, left alone in a room with an electrical shocking machine, will shock themselves just because.

Money Stuff: The Moon Emoji Is Securities Fraud
from Matt Levine ✉️