A Foolish Interview with RJMason
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|The Fool:||How do you define success?|
|The Fool:||If you had to pick an existing song title that best describes your life, what would it be?|
|RJMason:||"Sex Bomb," by Tom Jones.|
|The Fool:||What technology do you wish the world had but doesn't yet?|
Self-driving robot cars. Or trucks.
|The Fool:||Tell us about Your Dumbest Investment... and the lesson you learned from it.|
One of my earliest picks, BGP.
|The Fool:||What's the best advice you've ever received?|
|RJMason:||Use the active voice, not the passive voice.|
|The Fool:||What's your favorite movie, and why?|
"Blade Runner." Because it's about artificial life, which is one of my main interests, because it has many memorable images and a few quotable bits of dialogue, and because it's complicated and ambiguous enough to bear repeated viewings and a lot of discussion.
By the way, Deckard was not a replicant.
|The Fool:||Have you had a brush with fame, the proverbial '15 minutes'? Tell us about it.|
I got some press in 2004-2005 for building a robot pickup truck in the DARPA Grand Challenge for Autonomous Ground Vehicles.
NPR gave us more coverage than most, but we got zero mention in the PBS documentary on the race. Did I mention that I like public radio more than public television?
I was a successful contestant on the TV shows "Jeopardy!" and "Win Ben Stein's Money."
I was in an amateur movie called "Green Eggs and Hamlet" that, surprisingly, a few people have actually seen. I've been in a few plays in the Pasadena area. One time I assisted James "The Amazing" Randi onstage.
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