MIT computer scientists troll Donald Trump over tweet about planes becoming ‘too complex to fly’

Within the wake of Sunday’s deadly Boeing 737 MAX airplane crash in Ethiopia, President Donald Trump took computer scientists to activity right this moment for making airplanes “too complex to fly.” And the computer scientists struck again.

All of it came about on Twitter, after all.

To be truthful, White Home press secretary Sarah Sanders prolonged “our prayers to the family members, family and friends of these killed within the tragic crash of Ethiopian Airways Flight ET302” throughout Monday’s press briefing, and stated the administration was providing “all potential help.”

However Trump didn’t precisely take a sympathetic stance on this morning’s tweets:

Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly. Pilots are not wanted, however reasonably computer scientists from MIT. I see it on a regular basis in lots of merchandise. All the time looking for to go one pointless step additional, when usually outdated and less complicated is much better. Cut up second choices are….

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 12, 2019

….wanted, and the complexity creates hazard. All of this for excellent value but little or no acquire. I don’t know about you, however I don’t need Albert Einstein to be my pilot. I would like nice flying professionals which might be allowed to simply and shortly take management of a airplane!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 12, 2019

The crash investigation is simply getting began, and consultants say it’s too early to decide whether or not a software program glitch, {hardware} failure, human error, intentional sabotage or different elements are at fault. It’s true that after final October’s crash of a Boeing 737 MAX jet in Indonesia, investigators targeted on an computerized flight management system as probably taking part in a job. But it surely’s not but clear whether or not there’s a connection to Sunday’s crash.

Boeing, not MIT, developed the flight management programs for the 737 MAX. However that didn’t cease MIT’s Computer Science and Synthetic Intelligence Laboratory from leaping into the fray:

We’re very blissful to assist. However possibly we are able to preserve the pilots, too? ?? https://t.co/Qe1ga25Ib2

— MIT CSAIL (@MIT_CSAIL) March 12, 2019

Different Twitterati took Trump to activity as properly. Right here’s a variety:

As a pilot, I am laughing at you.

As an American, I am weeping that Grandpa Ranty is each yelling at clouds AND answerable for our nuclear arsenal. https://t.co/uEDKPQhpme

— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) March 12, 2019

Trump tweets this morning that airplanes are “too complex to fly” after current Boeing crash.

Actuality examine: Industrial aviation fatalities within the U.S. have decreased by 95% over the previous 20 years. https://t.co/eqLRUGjaB6

— Axios (@axios) March 12, 2019

Tbf not trying on the solar throughout a photo voltaic eclipse was too complex for #Trump so he has my sympathies. https://t.co/wnTQqEWttm

— Honeybadger (@honneybadger) March 12, 2019

Anti-Intellectualism takes flight(stole it)
Trump: Planes are far too complex to fly.

Cant await his Area Power.

To cite Richard Dawkins: Science, it really works bitches!

— Sea_United_Hawks (@MmedeSevigne) March 12, 2019

Properly, Trump finds it troublesome to shut an umbrella – so what did you count on ? pic.twitter.com/lanKVoiBxo

— Annelise Ryberg (@RybergAnnelise) March 12, 2019

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