August 24, 2020
#2350: Deer Turrets
[Black Hat is at a podium, addressing a crowd]
Black Hat: Was it a mistake to build turrets that can track nearby wireless devices and fire powerful lasers in their general direction?
Black Hat: Sure. I realize that now.
[Face-front view of Black Hat]
Black Hat: Was it a mistake to mount those turrets on neighborhood deer, release them, then lose interest in the project and move on?
Black Hat: Yes. Hindsight is 20/20.
[Close-up, Black Hat holds up his index finger]
Black Hat: But science is about learning from mistakes
Black Hat: And not being afraid to make new ones.
[Side view again]
Black Hat: Like inviting you here, but not warning you to put your phones in airplane mode.
Black Hat: Another mistake.
Black Hat: But that’s okay.
Off-Panel: Gallop gallop
Audience member: Is it really?!
Black Hat: I think it’s fine.
Deer: Pew! Pew!