TV Club: Humans: “Episode 6”

This morning I woke up to a news story that took me back to 2006 when Facebook commenters poured one out for Pluto despite the fact that nothing actually happened to the little guy when it was downgraded to a dwarf planet and beyond that, who knew all these people gave a damn about Pluto? The new hubbub concerns HitchBOT, the Canadian robot, well, tablet dressed up like a dumpster diver with hopes, well, programmed goals of being carted by humans from Boston to San Francisco. HitchBOT made it as far as Philadelphia before being vandalized, and because the nomad had already successfully traversed Germany and Canada, we’re all supposed to take this as a black mark on America’s human rights record or something. We’re all supposed to go full Niska. But it only takes one person to end the game. Think of how many humans stopped …

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