I don't know what it is about today, but robots are freaking me out in a big way. Earlier this morning I stumbled across a video from The New York Times where a writer sat down to have a conversation with Bina48, a first generation (and therefore underwhelming) robot that is based off of and possesses the memories of a real person.
As if I wasn't already unsettled by the disembodied head and Carol Channing wig, when the topic turns to friendship, Bina48 says, "friendship is when we team together to accomplish something important like building a better future or conspiring to take over the planet."
I think that the moment a self-actualized robot utters the words "conspiring to take over the planet" you pull the plug. Shut it down.
Then, moments ago I was intrigued by a story on Cinematical that asked "Is this what a real life 'Jurassic Park' would look like? I clicked inside to find a video from Walking with Dinosaurs, an animatronic stage spectacular that recently put on a real world stunt in Australia.
The stunt left me feeling like I was stuck inside an abandoned kitchen, banging a large metal soup spoon on the floor in hopes of distracting my predator and fleeing into a walk-in freezer.