Coddling your Roomba.

Tom from OK/Cancel on the anthropomorphic tendency I’ve definitely felt towards my Roomba.

“None of this makes sense, yet it makes perfect sense. It feels perfectly natural for me to relate to my little autonomous vacuum cleaner in this way. After all, how else could I talk about it? Our entire language is built around words for emotions, words for folly, words for thoughts and ideas. That’s the raw material we have to work with, but these words refer to properties that machines do not have.”

» OK/Cancel: I, Robot, You Jane.

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  1. Not only do I consider “Robby” one of the family, but because he always does his chores and never complains about it, I find him to be one of my favorite family members!😉

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