Nobody can handle that video of a robot dog opening a door for his robot dog friend
If films like Terminator and I, Robot have taught us anything, it’s that one day humanity will finally take this whole robotics thing too far.
Well brace yourselves for some machine-assisted doom, because on Monday Boston Dynamics released a new piece of deeply unnerving footage that’s almost certainly the beginning of the end.
The 45 second clip features a robot dog with this weird grabby attachment on its head opening an actual door for another robot dog.
Here it is again, in all its nightmarish glory:
Needless to say, everyone was terrified.
In the plus side, it takes two of them to open a door. On the minus side they are now INSIDE YOUR HOUSE
— 🐢 Timmy 🐢 (@timmysamuel) February 12, 2018
There were a good few Black Mirror references.
And Jurassic Park.
Meanwhile, some people tried to put on a brave face.
that boston dynamics robot takes forever to open a door, we’re going to be fine.
— Matthew Zeitlin (@MattZeitlin) February 12, 2018
While others suggested futile resistance.
Everyone is scared of the door opening robot but I personally think I could fight and maybe even ride the robot
— James Vincent (@jjvincent) February 12, 2018
Ultimately, though, Zack Braff had the right idea.
The sooner we accept our fate and welcome our shiny new commander-in-chiefs, the better.