November 12, 2006

Absolutely Horrifying, Yet Somewhow I'm not Surprised

Where to start...

Rich, who has been pointing out the inexorable subjugation of the human race to our future mechanical overlords, links to a story about a new robot.

..."an electromechanical sommelier", capable of identifying wines, cheeses, meats and hors d'oeuvres.

The creep factor goes way up when we learn that they've given this little beastie a child-like voice to use when he identifies whatever it is that you've fed into his maw.

Then, of course, there's this:

But when some smart aleck reporter placed his hand in the robot's omnivorous clanking jaw, he was identified as bacon. A cameraman then tried and was identified as prosciutto.

This ties in quite nicely with our NaNoWriMo '06 effort to write an anthology about Giant Evil Space Robots.

gesr01b-sm.jpg

Too nicely, maybe...

(as always, special thanks to Webster Colcord for permission to use his graphics)

Posted by: Ted at 12:10 AM | category: NaNoWriMo2006
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1 I love the bot in that graphic.

That the bots think we taste like bacon -- uhhhh, not so much.

Posted by: dogette at November 12, 2006 09:56 AM (wN2Jx)

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