Much like flying cars and video phones, are robot servants something we really want? MIT professor Cynthia Breazeal is banking on yes. She’s spearheading Jibo, “the world’s first family robot.”
The Pixar-esque personal servant is perfect for:
Traumatizing your children
Checking whether people are just pretending to enjoy your birthday party
And watching you while you sleep.
But before we fire all of our maids/get fired from all of our maid jobs, let’s not forget that if there’s anything that every robot is just dying to do, it’s become self-aware and embark on a killing spree. Remember The Simpsons’ “Treehouse of Horror XII”, when Marge equipped the family home with the Pierce Brosnan-voiced Ultrahouse 3000?
Not only did it perv on Marge…
…it also tried to murder Homer.
And it couldn’t even do that! So check your warranty, as the Jibo may not be eligible for a replacement if it can’t successfully kill your spouse.
We don’t know about you, but we are going to skip the Jibo. Something (TV shows) tells us that much cooler models await us in the future.
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