|Aubrey McFate |
I'LL SWALLOW YOUR SOUL (since I do not have one of my own, beep beep)
That will be the face the robot interrogator will make when she tells me:
No, organic... I want to hear the sound of your screams!
One thing I'm curious about is how much of it is a western reaction. Being in Korea right now, I showed this to some of my local friends. It seems that most folks find the 'EH EH' and blowjob robots quite charming.
Weird.. I'd figured it was a universal animal trait to make us instinctively fear zombies and Terminators.
The original HAL voice made him rather uncanny-valleyish, like a serial killer.
(Also, I'm apparently the only person who liked the 2001/League of Gentlemen mash-up.)
|Unmerciful Crushing Force |
I'd hit Japanese Commercial Robot Lady.
Til that fucking close-up. But really five stars for table-head-lady who looks like something about Waita Uziga's nightmares.
I'm scared! Get me out of there!
It's a natural reaction, like seeing a, umm, differently-formed person. When you assume you see a human, but there's something out of whack, it takes a moment for your brain to re-assess the whole situation:
"It's not a normal person. Oh shit, don't stare! Do I have to do something I wouldn't do with a normal person? Defend myself or dumb myself down? How was he deformed again, I better look again. Okay, it's not a Terminator. Oh shit, I'm staring again."
Where as androids and mentally handicapped people process the whole situation in one thought: "EH EH!"
You know what would be sad? A robot that falls squarely into the uncanny valley who was programmed to love.
There's no need for robots like that, there are plenty of people doing that already.
Not never but now!
Explain it to me in Star Wars.
1:22, "Bring back life form. Priority One. All other priorities rescinded"
The more perfect something appears to be, the more you hone in on the perceived imperfections, and consequently, the more imperfect those objects therefore appear. Know why that small red spot on your white shirt is the first thing you and everyone else notices when they see you all dressed up for a formal gathering? There you go.
Of course the whole point to those clips of the facial-replacement thing was to pull you back into the uncanny valley to show, by contrast, how excellent it is when it's set up correctly, in a way that at least makes sense to CG programmers/producers/etc. (the target audience of that video).
It actually makes me think of predator species that mimic things that are familiar and enticing to their prey, drawing them close enough to strike.
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