October 17, 2004

random word: robot

Destroy! Destroy! Eating out human brains. Collaboration with the human slaves to help progress Earthen (erg, terrestrial) evolution. Japanese. I, for one, welcome our new robot masters. Lying robots. Sexbots. Purposeless robots = humans? Overanalytical robots that cause the collapse of robot society. Non-sentient robots that believe they are sentient. Cooking robots that can imitate the artistry of a good chef. Robots with bad hair days. Why are the Autobots and Decepticons always fighting, anyways? If computers begin to become smaller and smaller, we'll have less "stuff" around all the time but more information lugging around on us. Will all that information be too heavy a burden on our mental weights? I have a heavy backpack: I'm always lugging around too much knowledge!


The original word that playwright Karl Capek wanted to use for "robot" was "labori." But his brother thought that word sounded too bookish, and suggested "robots", after the Czech word "robota."
Imagine if the movie was called "I, labori" instead!

#325 - Posted by: Thierry at October 19, 2004 09:32 PM
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