From robots to disembodied personal assistants to personalized advertising bots, autonomous machines promise to make our future lives simpler and more comfy. And potentially a lot more hilarious. Though machines are not designed to be funny, sometimes they just are, in an unintentional and ridiculous and almost adorable way. Consider, for example, @Horse_ebooks.
It's a spam account on Twitter that is beloved by thousands, a weird collision of crappy advertising and postmodern humor.
Sometimes the nonsense is so real it catches you off guard. It's like a modern form of found poetry. Or maybe it's like laughing at a foreigner's uncertain pronunciation of "cheeseburger," but more politically correct. "The awful presentation, the bumbling bot-speak, the unbuyable books" lend a certain charm, writes John Herrman over at Splitsider. As our daily world becomes more and more populated by autonomous machines, we can look forward to a wealth of this sort of byproduct hilarity.
I guess the automated machines can essentially weed us out of existence through their uncanny and unwitted humor. Of course, everyone want's to die in comfort.
The last thing we need is to live in complete comfort. Leads to stagnation. Too much comfort equals sedentary lifestyle which equals weight gain (very unattractive). Complacency and submissive mindset equals stagnation, then sterility. If you're too comfortable, you're not really living.
Besides, I prefer my comedy to have a measure of intelligence. Not odd absurdities. Seriously. How is "Just think-12 hours from now-your friends won't be laughing at your silly ideas about building your own hovercraft," really funny. That's more like "all of the sudden," rather than funny? But then again, human intelligence might truly be in deficiency allowing for more people to find the most ridiculous things to be hilarious. That pretty much explains Def Jam Comedy.
I guess the automated existence can essentially live in complete comfort. Complacency and submissive mindset equals uncanny and unwitted humor. Besides, I prefer my sedentary lifestyle which equals to be hilarious, rather than pretty odd absurdities. The last thing we need is Def Jam Comedy. Seriously.
12 hours from now-your own hovercraft find your silly ideas really funny.
"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."
The machine overlords are coming!