Conspiracy theories have been around the internet forever, let alone ones about AI-controlled robots secretly killing people, then replacing them. Unsurprisingly, a conspiracy theory about the aforementioned AI robots killing 29 Japanese scientists has gotten plenty of attention from netizens.
When it comes to these things, readers should take them with a grain of salt since they usually never come true. Unfortunately, conspiracy theories continue to be a popular pastime for many foil hat-wearing internet users, hence the recent coverage.
Are AI robots killing Japanese scientists?
Linda Moulton Howe, a journalist and conspiracy theorist, shared a conspiracy theory about AI robots killing Japanese scientists in 2017. Since this is the internet, many people have suddenly discovered it through a video and it has now gone viral.
"At a top robotics company in Japan this week, four robots being developed for military applications killed 29 humans in the lab,” claims Howe. “And they did it by shooting what he called metal bullets. I didn’t know there was any other kind."
If that wasn’t ridiculous enough, Howe claims that three robots were out of commission but a fourth one revived them. Continuing on, Howe said: “This is serious s*** Linda, but you're not going to hear about this in the news. The robotics company has too much to lose, and the government wants AI robot soldiers."
Obviously, this is something that’s hard to believe, but people are really getting into it for one reason or another. This is something most of us will have to get used to since plenty of people really like conspiracy theories.
Social media reacts
Unsurprisingly, people have a lot to say about this fairly contrived conspiracy theory of AI robots killing 29 Japanese scientists. A lot of the tin foil hat conspiracy theorists are eating the story up while more level-headed people are annoyed.
“I wanna give the one and only linda moulton howe an award for constantly scaring the fuck out of me for pretty much my entire lifetime lol,” says newsnet.
“This video has gone viral smh. Linda Moulton Howe, ufologist and a conspiracy theorist claims that 29 humans were killed by in a Japanese laboratory producing militarized autonomous robots.
Of course there is zero evidence,” claims Hoaxeye.
While we expect a lot arguments about this, most will agree that this is a typical day in social media. However anyone feels about this, it might be best to just read about this crazy story and move on.