Call me a luddite.
The Luddites were a social movement of 19th-century English textile artisans who protested – often by destroying mechanized looms – against the changes produced by the Industrial Revolution, which they felt were leaving them without work and changing their way of life. The movement was named after General Ned Ludd or King Ludd, a mythical figure who, like Robin Hood, was reputed to live in Sherwood Forest.
Thank you, Wikipedia.
In this particular circumstance I am slightly ludditish. I don’t think I want this bit of technology to work.
I, introduce you to Scary Singing Robot Head
Do you really want that thing asking you, "How many in your party?...It will be just a few minutes longer till a table frees up. Did you bring a piece of music for me to sing?"
I wish my luddite feeling stopped there.
What do you think about this $8,000 alternative to Skype?
Why does the thing look like Casper the Friendly Ghost, you ask?
I have no idea!
They actually did studies to make sure that the elderly, whom it is designed for, will like the “soft and pleasant” body.
Somebody's been watching too much Cocoon.
Why not just buy Grandpa a laptop?
So my question to you is:
Wanna join my Luddite movement?
We’ll just destroy the creepy animatronic humanoids.
If only one of these could survive our attack on all-things-creepy-and-inanimate-but-look-animate then which one would you vote for?