This blessed Chrome extension replaces "Elon Musk" with "Grimes’s Boyfriend"

If you have not yet overcome the surprise news of the week, the musician Grimes is dating Tesla CEO Elon Musk, so why not keep the train of shock and confusion with a Chrome extension that replaces every mention of the "Elon Musk" with "Grimes & # 39; s Boyfriend".

The resulting headlines ("Grimes's boyfriend is just an AI in" eccentric multimillionaire "mode and" Grimes & # 39; s Boyfriend plans to create bricks for affordable housing ") are easily worth the price of entry. They also serve as a good reminder that Grimes, a Canadian synth-pop pop musician best known for his songs "Oblivion," "California" and "Kill V. Maim," has a new boyfriend who made a lot of money at the beginning of 2000 selling a financial website to eBay and now sends rockets into space. Just so we're clear.

The extension was made by James Bartholomeou, 24, who told Newsweek that he was inspired by The T. Verge . Sottek, who tweeted the headline (extremely Photoshopped and not real) above on Wednesday. Another Twitter user suggested that this would make a good extension of exchange of words like the famous "Millennials to Snake People", and, ¡listo! Bartholomeou delivered. The whole purpose of the exchange, of course, is to point out that publications often refer to prominent women only in relation to their male partners, such as calling human rights lawyer Amal Clooney "George Clooney's wife".


A quick Google for "Elon Musk" with the extension installed.

The relationship between Grimes and her boyfriend was first reported by Page Six at the beginning of the week, and it seemed to confirm when the couple appeared together by the 2018 Met Gala. Grimes also tweeted about it. According to Page Six the two met when Musk searched on Google for a joke he was about to make about Roko's Basilisk, an AI thought experiment loved by nerdy types, only to discover that Grimes had made the Same joke first.

Roko's Basilisk, by the way, imagines that at some point in the future, humanity will manufacture a super intelligent AI, which, for reasons of dubious computer engineering, will want to kill all those who did not help in its creation. The fun of Roko's Basilisk is that it's a cross between Pascal & # 39; s Wager and The Game (which you just lost because as soon as you know about the hypothetical existence of such AI, by not helping in your creation just in this second you are incurring your future wrath). I'm sorry about that.

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