Ah, Halloween. That terrifying day when ghouls awaken from their slumber to bring horror to any who cross their path. Or a day for youngsters to dress like idiots and demand sweets from strangers. You decide.
This year, with Halloween falling on a Friday, V3 couldn't resist the opportunity to join in the horror by looking back at some of the most spine-chilling, blood-curdling, eyeball-popping moments of 2014. Don't have nightmares, folks.
Honourable mention: AI raises demons
Artificial intelligence doesn’t sound that scary, but to some it’s the potential downfall of humanity. Tesla CEO and SpaceX pioneer Elon Musk has been warning all who will listen that, in suitable Halloween language, it’s akin to summoning demons.
“With AI we are summoning the demons. In all those stories where there’s the guy with the pentagram and the holy water, it’s like, yeah, he’s sure he can control the demon. Didn’t work out.”
To combat this modern day horror, Musk wants government oversight of any projects involved in this area. V3 isn’t sure this will work. After all, what’s scarier than politicians meddling in technology?
10. The selfie hat
It’s the rare item of clothing that's meant to capture beauty but actually inspires feelings of nausea. The garish, glittery pink Selfie Hat by Acer, however, is definitely an exception to the rule.
The Selfie Hat is a very scary concept. As if streets full of image-obsessed smartphone users wielding their front facing cameras at arm's length in front of their faces wasn’t enough, now we have a gruesome accessory that does nothing more than aid the same process.
The selfie-obsessed general public don’t need dramatic head wear to get them to take cringe-worthy photos of themselves, but the horrific Selfie Hat tries to prove otherwise. Let’s just hope demand dies out before Christmas.
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