Saturday, May 9, 2009

Doom for Steve

Dear Steve,

Today's post is just for you. I know that you, among others, have professed that you will be one of the first collaborators when our Robot Overlords (did I say overlords? I meant protectors,) take over. I really do think that this is a good career path for you. This is because you're about to become obsolete.

Now, I know what you're thinking. "I'm a Chemistry teacher. I have a graduate's degree in stuff that is Science! Surely the day that robots can replace thinking human beings is far away!"

Woe to thee, Steve, for I am the harbinger of ill news! Grad students are now obsolete!

It won't be long before scientists become automated! And if Robots can do science, Steve, they will surely be able to teach it. The day of your professional demise is soon at hand. You will join our blue-collar forefathers in being roboted out of a job. And yes, I just made the word 'roboted' up. Sue me. It won't stop you from being obsolete.

Hope you got a back-up career, there bud. Me, I don't have to worry. I'll surely be among the first vaporized. Good luck to you! G.L.A.D.O.S. will be appropriating your desk shortly.

Via Newscientist


Unknown said...

you verbed a noun. Oh look! I did it too! surely robots can't do that. my spell checker says it's wrong, but I'n certain it simply can't grasp the subtleties and maleability of language. Perhaps we Lit students will be spared.

Anonymous said...

does anyone else find that lady's voice in the video extremely irritating? She sounds like the preps in my high school.