We still might be centuries away from flying cars, but at least we’re one step closer to robot dogs that can hunt us down and mass murder humanity! JK, hopefully?
That’s the future Boston Dynamics teased this week after unveiling a version of their already-terrifying robotic quadruped that learned a new trick: it can now open doors and escape with its friends!
The robotics company, which, BTW, has been heavily funded by the U.S. military, freaked the fuck out of Twitter this week after releasing a video of the familiar robot opening a door with its — what else? — MASSIVE METAL CLAW.
The responses varied from hysterical posts about how these rapidly evolving machines will inevitably enslave us to.. actually, that about covers it.
Watch the video (above) to meet your robot overlords and see the human reactions (below)!
that boston dynamics robot takes forever to open a door, we’re going to be fine.
— Matthew Zeitlin (@MattZeitlin) February 12, 2018
Every time Boston Dynamics updates its doggy robots there are thousands of posts on how the future machines will enslave us — each watched and typed and shared on little machines that have already enslaved us … https://t.co/t87swMIHNP
— Thomas Rid (@RidT) February 13, 2018
honestly for like 8 years ive been watching videos of boston dynamics perfecting dog shaped future killing machines and its always framed like im supposed to applaud that it learned to hunt me a little better this month.
— el-p (@therealelp) February 12, 2018
Ok, a few jokes were made… to distract us from our bleak future as robot slaves:
Uh Oh: The Boston Dynamics Robots Are Doing the Mother-Daughter Scenes from ‘Lady Bird’ and Absolutely Nailing It
— Jason O. Gilbert (@gilbertjasono) February 13, 2018
Before we wrap this up, let Jurassic Park explain why this particular development is so alarming:
Save us, Laura Dern!