Uncanny valley officially breached

by allthoughtswork

The uncanny valley is when “humanoid objects which appear almost, but not exactly, like real human beings elicit uncanny, or strangely familiar, feelings of eeriness and revulsion in observers.”

This is one of those times.


Thank goodness I’ll be long dead before any creepy, indistinguishable androids enter the human population (contemporary sexbots notwithstanding). I couldn’t take it. I was raised on the Six Million Dollar Man and stop-action killer robots like the Terminator. You know, stuff that can easily be identified on sight as “not gonna bleed” and “need laser to kill.”

If the mailman hands me a letter fifty years from now and one of his fingers starts sparkin’, I’m takin’ him out.


4 Comments to “Uncanny valley officially breached”

  1. that was scary enough but it’s getting even creepier – the buggers are teaming up and co-operating with one another . . .


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