I for one welcome our new robot overlords
Comics and TV scribe John Rogers and Tyrone are having lunch again.
John: … No.
Tyrone: Listen, all I’m asking is that you give the idea a decent —
John: Robot overlords. You are "pro-robot overlords".
Tyrone: They bring world peace, universal health care —
John: At the cost of our freedoms!
Tyrone: MY POINT EXACTLY. We’re already giving up our freedoms — our right to privacy, gone. Warrantless arrest, gone. Right to have your vote counted is super-gone depending on the state you live in, right to stand trial, gone — we have torture. We already have all the downsides of a supposed robotic takeover, but we’re being cheated of the upside! I say, if this is the world we’re gonna live in anyway, at least let the robot overlords have their shot. World peace, technological utopia — and no crime! The robot overlords’ crime control is swift and merciless.
John: But it’s completely … uncaring All people will be punished equally regardless of circumstance!
Tyrone: I’m sorry, did you forget I was black?
Note: this was submitted when this first came out but had originally been cut by UberEditor Gold because he didn’t quite see a timely link to anything, nothing newsy. To which I reply: It’s Christmas! Everything goes better with Christmas music! Look at this piece from Jonathon Coulton and see if you don’t agree.