Sunday, January 18, 2009

Short: Coparck - "A Good Year for Robots"



I can't help but suspect that this music video for Dutch band Coparck's song "A Good Year for Robots" represents the tragedy of androids entering mainstream society. Androids who spend time with humans feel pressure to, like the Tin Man, get ourselves a heart and become more human. And then, when we do, we lose our innate android advantages.

Of course, it's amusing that these work-addled humans aspire to be as efficient and robotic as their artificial coworker. Maybe we should just stick to our respective species and let humans be human and androids be more than artificial copies of man.

[via Tor]

1 comment:

  1. He passed the Turing test... only to fall into the Uncanny Valley!

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