Spaceman at Computer
Spaceman Jackson returns. I’ve been holding onto this one for a while hoping I could come up with a better punchline than what’s essentially “beam me up, Scotty, there’s no intelligent life down here,” but hopefully it works in the context.
The fact that capacitive gloves actually exist freaks me out. Not the ones that are meant to keep your hands warm AND work with your phone, but the ones that are meant to work better with a touchscreen than your own fingers. This, to me, seems like we’re adapting ourselves to interface better with computers instead of adapting the computers to better serve us, and this is exactly the type of thinking that will put us in a submissive position when the robot wars come.