Fandango’s One-Word Challenge: NOT
What is alive- and what is not alive and who calls the shots? Me? You? That guy on Facebook who flames and burns his way through everyone’s walls before lunchtime?
Good question and that question lead me to:
Robophobia is an anxiety disorder in which the sufferer has an irrational fear of robots, drones, robot-like mechanics or artificial intelligence. It frequently results in a panic attack and can be triggered by certain stimuli or situations, such as viewing a robot, being near a robot, or even just talking about robots.
I don’t have a fear of Robots, but from what I understand it’s not an uncommon phobia.
For example, if somebody with Robophobia were to see the robot in the video above they would probably go into a full blown panic attack.
It’s a little frightening to think how those same people would react if they were in a room with one of these Humanoid Robots and they could talk too.
But I am not made from stone and I’m not sure it’s a phobia but:
Let me tell you what weirds me from the techy universe that falls into that Alive/Not Alive slots:
I like to play ambience videos when I’m working and writing but the ones I will not watch or post are the ones with cats and dogs in them.
No kidding. I ge the creeps when I see them. I mean. Who creates a pretty scene with wonderful music and sound effects and then traps an image of a cat or dog in it…where it will live forever.
I get it. The images aren’t real. Or are they?
I’ve watched enough episodes of Outer Limits and The Twilight Zone to know that the weirdest things happen in everyday life.