Today’s IT is brought to you by the fact that BBC News is reporting that “A Chinese company chairman has been sentenced to death for running a scam involving giant ants.” Seems he rooked investors into sinking lots of money (About 3 billion Yuan, that’s somewhere in the neighborhood of $400 million US) into a company on the claims that they were breeding medicinal ants.
I think the BBC has this a bit wrong. Compare their lead with that of Spain’s EiTB: Chinese man sentenced to death for giant scam to breed ants. It wasn’t the ants that were gigantic, it was the scam.
All the same, here’s the thing that popped into my head:
I, for one, welcome our new ant overlords.