Thursday, July 28, 2005

Someone's Dream Comes True

Because of this lovely invention, several geeks everywhere are imagining how their dreams can come true. There are several possible outcomes here:

1. We have the very beginning of the whole
Blade Runner thing coming true. We'll create very life-like androids that will do all of our work until they rebel and come after us...or become human than us and teach us how to understand the rain....
2. Lonely men (and some women) everywhere will have a chance for some hot, electric looooove (a la Barry White). Have you ever watched the show
Futurama? In one episode, Fry (the thawed human) downloads Lucy Liu into a robot for some loving. You just try and tell me that there aren't people thinking about ordering their own (insert hot female here) robot.
3. Everything will work out perfectly. Ha, there's no such thing as a utopia. It really more of a distopia, but we try not to notice the bad parts. See Animal Farm, 1984, Brave New World, The Giver, The Island (if you dare), The Village, and on and on I could go. People who choose this outcome remember every film that ever had a robot in servitude to man...and how it went awry. "Klatuu Barada Nikto," mean anything to you?
I guess we'll just have to wait and see how Repliee Q1 works out. Perhaps this robot will take the place of living spouses and then people will go to court over whether or not man and robot can be married....Wouldn't that be a fun little arguement?

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