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The Future Is Going “Goblin Mode,” Everywhere, All At Once.

12 APRIL 2022

TOP STORY

We Regret To Inform You That Elon Musk, Unfortunately, Knows About “Goblin Mode”

It’s bad enough that Elon Musk has become Twitter’s largest shareholder — but now he’s gone “goblin mode“ too? In a since-deleted tweet, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO posted an uncredited meme of the “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul” lawyer character Saul Goodman, with the caption: “In all fairness your honor, my client was in ‘goblin mode.’”

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HEADLINES FROM TODAY

ONEHigh Altitude Balloon Startup Reveals Design of Luxurious “Space Lounge”

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TWOZookeepers Say Teen Gorilla Is Addicted to Cell Phones

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THREEThe James Webb Space Telescope Is Going to Stare Straight Into Jupiter

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OF INTEREST

Welcome to “Robot Hell”! Meet the Deranged Genius Who Created an AI Version of @Dril

If you’re on Twitter, you’re almost certainly aware of @dril, the legendarily deranged, long-anonymous account. And if you’re aware of @dril, you’ve probably stumbled across @drilbot_neo, a charmingly unhinged and wildly popular account that uses artificial intelligence to tweet in the style of the iconic Jack Nicholson-avatar-ed account. In an interview with Futurism, the creator of @drilbot_neo celebrated the chaos of the project and provided new details about its creation and inspiration.

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NEWS IN QUOTES

“ It was hiding in plain sight. 

— Harvard theoretical astrophysist Amir Siraj