Meet your new overlord

Two hundred years ago, the Luddites smashed the machines that threatened their livelihood. Twenty years ago, the machines that their revenge by crushing human opponents, up to and including world champion Garry Kasparov. Now a new machine has arisen that crushes such mere calculators. Be afraid, be very afraid.

But at least Stockfish isn’t capable of feeling dejected and forlorn (and the paparazzi weren’t swarming over it) as in these pictures of Kasparov immediately following his 1997 loss to Deep Blue:

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  1. “Third, the same forces that attacked blue collar wages and employment in the last generation are now being felt by professionals; lawyers, journalists and professors now share some of the stress steelworkers have known for decades, and they don’t like it, and are very good at squealing.” — Walter Russell Mead

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