Smartass marketing person who thought this one up deserves a raise. Or maybe a kick in the butt.
❝ Japan’s obsession with keeping order + tech prowess has reached its natural conclusion with an intelligent megaphone that can issue commands in Chinese, English and Korean.
❝ Panasonic Corp. recently unveiled the device — essentially a smartphone paired with a handheld loudspeaker — betting that police, event organizers and transport staff seeking to control crowds will be eager to get their hands on something that lets them bark orders to a large [and diverse] group of people at once.
Sooner or later, this will show up in the hands of American coppers with their favorite selection of dissident citizens and ethnicities pre-programmed.
❝ A Princeton University polling expert who said he would eat a bug if Donald Trump got more than 240 electoral votes has followed through on his promise.
Sam Wang, of the Princeton Election Consortium, made good on his Twitter word on CNN Saturday.
He ate from a can of gourmet-style crickets and added in some honey.
He said John the Baptist ate locusts and honey in the wilderness, and he considers himself to be in the wilderness as well.
❝ Wang says on the consortium’s website that polls failed, but that his analysis “amplified” that failure. He apologized for “underestimating the possibility” of Trump winning.
Wang is a data scientist and neuroscientist at Princeton.
Biblical rationales are always good for bets. Folks may not know that many researchers consider “manna from heaven” to be nothing more than tree lice. Mmm. Crunchy.