Boris Johnson’s Tech-Paranoid U.N. Speech | The Daily Show

Published on September 28, 2019

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson warns the United Nations about invasive technology, and Boston Dynamics develops a robot that can perform gymnastics



  • I am Alucard 9 months ago

    I mean, to be honest. Comparing robot agility from some years ago with the one I just saw, I wouldn’t be surprised if in 10 years these things move like we do if not a lot better. Stick a gun in their hands and … well. Wouldn’t that be dangerous?

  • Emanuel Lugo 9 months ago

    0:33 that guy wearing the grey jacket on the right cracked me up. The guy was trying so hard not to laugh at Boris.

  • Claire Holtak 9 months ago

    If this was my Prime Minister I’d be checking my pill box to see if I took a double dose. Is he for real?

  • Jagapathi Gudapati 9 months ago

    He’s doing Stand-up Comedy in the UN.

  • Adriana Leal 9 months ago

    I realize that Unfortunelly I have tô face the truth and assume my reality. I have a sérious problem with alcohool. And as everybody knows people who drinks end up writing ofensive things tô every body everwhere. I truly don’t remember What I wrote here, but Anyway if anything surreal or deep ofensive , please accept my appolize. Time tô go back tô re hab

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    Street Roots vendors


  • oscargordon 9 months ago

    Can we trade Trump for Johnson? Quite simply he makes a lot more sense than Trump. I’m not saying he makes a lot of sense, or even a little bit for that matter, just more sense. Also his use of complete sentences is quite refreshing.

  • MARSHALLFiTNESS 9 months ago

    He’s not lying

  • Nick Ellis 9 months ago

    He’s right tho

  • Vegas242 9 months ago

    I mean he’s a tad on the fearmongering side and a lot of what he said didn’t make sense, but he isn’t wrong. Google, Facebook, Amazon and other tech companies are saving all the data they can and it can be used for all kinds of things, but they mainly use it to try and sell you things. Also there are news stories where it’s been revealed that there are workers in Amazon who listen to recordings taken by Amazon Alexa’s. So I kind of agree on some points, but I mean it’s still Boris Johnson and screw that guy honestly.

  • Ross Radtke 9 months ago

    how about an all robot Olympics?

  • serious 9 months ago

    This made me bust out laughing at work

  • Laura Griffith 9 months ago

    I think he was meaning to be funny and using humor to make a point. I think he’s right. We are using tech, but soon, the makers will be using it/IS using it, for their own purposes . I can’t see how we can fault him.

  • Will Wallace 9 months ago

    He’s talking about the now and future that you can’t and do not want to see and it is already too late. Good luck

  • TheErnieforss 9 months ago

    Boris sounds crazy but I get what he meant that companies are taking notes and trying to figure out your buying habits and that info can be sold.

  • Jean Roch 9 months ago

    I see BoJo is following trump’s example and laying the groundwork for an insanity plea.

  • Martijn Beekhuis 9 months ago

    Boris might actually be right and know what he is talking about.
    One must not forget “his” whole brexit happened because of social media magic.
    Just like the Trump thing shortly after.

  • mihai grigoriu 9 months ago

    If it wouldn’t be so serious I would say that the Anglo-Saxons leaders are somehow entertaining…


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