What is known -- and what no one but me seems to be alarmed by -- is that robots now have access to phones and are making calls. WHY IS THIS HAPPENING!? Who gave those robots phones? When did this start? Is it still going on? Could I receive a phone call from a robot at any time? I'm concerned, because I have a deep abiding hatred of THEIR kind.
Here's a list of robots who I hope never call me:
Vicki (aka "Voice Input Child Identicant"). My husband doesn't remember "Small Wonder," and hence would probably NOT react with an appropriate amount of fear upon hearing her creepy monotone on the phone. I fear for his safety. He needs to watch this clip so he can protect himself:
Wall•E. Intergalactic cyber stalker.
The Daleks. "Exterminate! Exterminate the Liberals!"
Roombas. They're small and they terrify people's pets. They must be stopped. Or I should buy one.
C-3PO. When people list the misdeeds of Anakin Skywalker, they tend to focus upon his slaughtering the Tusken Raiders on Tattooine, or killing Padme by breaking her heart, or sanctioning the Ewok genocide on the forest moon of Endor. Personally, I think the worst thing Anakin ever did was create C-3PO. Whiny, anxiety-ridden, self-absorbed, good-for-nothing bit of tin.
R2D2. If he called me on the phone I'd probably just assume it was a fax machine. Why does he only communicate with beeps and squeaks? And why -- when it suits the narrative -- can the humans understand him, but not at other times? Does a voice processor really take up so much space in a droid's body?
The Borg. "Resistance is Futile. You will be assimilated into the right-wing, conservative collective. Liberalism is futile." Okay, technically they're not robots but cyborgs. Still, they're freaky. I hope they NEVER call me.
Hal 9000. "Dave. What are you doing. Dave? Dave, you're not thinking of voting NDP are you? Dave, I really think I'm entitled to an answer to that question."
Do not get complacent with the robots. This is what they want. To lull you into a false sense of security until you have forsaken all your personal liberties, your universal health care AND you do their bidding without a second (critical) thought. Same goes for the Conservatives.