Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Do androids dream of electric mice?

Via BARISTA and B3TA comes this Quick Time advertisement for robot cats. You buy them, and take them home. They miaow, and they move their heads and ears and paws and tails jerkily around. But unlike a real cat, they don't run around chasing your shoelaces or jump on your lap. And they seems to be giving everyone the willies. Not me, though. I find them cute and pathetic, as in the fake cat's heads bobbing on the dashboard of a taxi pathetic. (Oh, and a little nostalgic for my real pet cat, Nym, safe and happy with my parents in Brisbane.)

And really, are they as disturbing as these electronic kittens? You be the judge. (Macormedia Flash required).