Okay, this is getting a little too “THX 1138” for comfort

A couple of years ago I visited a little company in Kansas City, Missouri, that builds “virtual presence” robots. In fact, they had built the one used in the “Big Bang Theory” episode linked here, and had it on display in their offices.

It was fun to sit at a computer and navigate one’s robot around the office suite. And I can see how such robots might be useful in many situations. But I think this is a bit much.

On the other hand, it might improve the odds of not getting shot for reasons of “officer safety.” So there’s that.

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