Back in the day, you couldn't just register con.ca, unless you were a business spanning several Canadian provinces. In our case, the domain would have been con.tor.on.ca. In retrospect, that would've been cool to have now, but back then it made no sense. Since con.org, .com and .net were already taken, (which is amazing when you consider that nobody was on the Internet back then) capnasty.org was picked. It was snappy and easy to remember. Although con.ca was eventually acquired when the regulations behind owning a Canadian domain were relaxed, the name capnasty has stuck.
This personae is used to update and curate the site in order to maintain a partisan, detached perspective when presenting the reader with an opinion, regardless of where the view may be pointing.
|"Would we be forced, one day, to give machines rights?"|
|“Super-intelligence is a serious danger for humanity, possibly even more dangerous than nuclear weapons.”|
|"When it comes to growing intestines, the first inch is the hardest."|
|"90% of British civil service workers have jobs so pointless, they could easily be replaced by robots."|
|“Mark Zuckerberg's manifesto [...] is a scary, dystopian document.”|
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|"It's the equivalent of being able to see a grapefruit on the surface of the Moon."|
|"Renewable are no longer ‘alternative.’ Rather, fossil fuels are increasingly ‘legacy.’"|
|"It could help usher in a new cycle-centric transport paradigm across the country.”|
|"Robots with legs can go a lot of places that wheels cannot.”|
|Documentary on Toronto's Subway at the End of the Service Day|