You know you have good reason to believe the people fearing AI taking over the world when Youtube’s all-knowing algorithm decides to show you a video of Björk taking apart her TV, via the Best Unintentional ASMR channel.
Maybe only next to Claire’s surprisingly smooth-sailing recreation of gourmet Pocky, this is probably the best thing you’ll see all week—unless you’ve already seen this 12 years ago before it was cool.
A quick briefing if you find yourself utterly baffled as to what’s going on:
Björk is curious to see how a TV operates and how it can put her “into all those weird situations.”
Björk proceeds to compare the internal circuitry of a TV to a “little model of a city” and tells us about something she read from an unspecified “Danish book.”
At some point we learn that Björk has been lied to about televisions by an unnamed “Icelandic poet.”
Sorry if that wasn’t helpful. Watch the video below.