Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Robosexual Aggenda

The sight of Watson striving to live up to Adam Link's legacy by competing against humans on Jeopardy has some conservatives disturbed.

After all, we know Link got married. What happens if uppity robots really start trying to do the same? Robert Broadus of Protect Marriage Maryland can see the danger. He's warning that not allowing religious fundamentalists to dictate who can and cannot marry "will set the groundwork, that one day when artificial intelligence is that advanced, we will be considering whether or not people can marry their androids." The proof for Broadus is Brent Spiner's portrayal of Data in Star Trek, because, you know, he looked so real. (I think he just has a thing for guys in greasepaint.) Apparently Broadus never saw that episode of GITS:SAC where the guy falls in love with a Jeri or he'd really be wigging out. Luckily Futurama has already warned us of this dire menace.

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