I, for one, welcome our new baby seal overlords
Mood: scared
Music: yet another LOST podcast
Posted on 2008-06-26 08:58:00
Tags: robots
Words: 118

Don't get me wrong, I love robots. Last night the TiVo went to live TV and the Futurama episode where Bender becomes Calculon's hot water heater came on, and I just love the line "Look, I'm programmed to be very busy".

However, this NPR story about robot baby seals creeps the hell out of me. Basically they're introducing them to nursing homes (who don't allow real pets) and the seal reacts kinda like a pet. The residents know it's a robot but still treat it like a pet. I guess there's nothing wrong with it, per se, but it's creepy, no? I hope the robots aren't implanting subliminal kill commands or something. That would be just like them!


Comment from wonderjess:

I thought I dreamed that! I guess it was on the radio when the alarm went of. Very strange. Think it'll make the Threat Down?

Comment from gregstoll:

Hehe, neat!

I hope so...I want to see the seals squirming around and such.

Comment from taesmar:

People treat their roombas like pets, so this is not surprising.

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