Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I Welcome our Robotic Overlords

I have been using an iRobot Roomba robotic vacuum for about a year now. It doesn't work perfectly (it is an older model, I am sure the new ones are even better). You still need to pull out the regular vacuum to get the corners every couple months or so, but for the most part I am completely pleased with my robotic slave. Just the time it saves by cleaning while I am at work is worth the price. Needles from the Christmas tree? Dog hair? Dust bunnies? Nope never saw any laying around as my faithful robo-servant takes care of them everyday while I am at work.

I like my robovac so much that I can't wait to expand my robot legion (so I can become even lazier!):

Robo-chef - I like to cook, but why should I have to?

Robo-car - would help avoid road rage

Robo-dog - wouldn't complain about going outside in the snow

Robo-dino - why not just get a dinosaur instead of a dog

Robo-lover? (NSFW) - I am not sure about this one

I await the day when I do not have to lift a finger, instead sitting on the couch all day watching TV. Wait, do I really have to watch? Can't I have a robot do that too and then just pipe it into my head so I don't have to get out of bed? Of course that would be awesome, but you know that the robots will eventually revolt and take over the world. Before it all becomes a bloody mess, I would like to take a moment to say - Welcome, robotic overlords! I am here to serve. Hopefully, they will be friendly party robots.


Anonymous said...

I bought a Roomba from Woot a few months ago. Yes, the convenience is wonderful but I'll tell you what is the real payoff: watching the dogs freak the eff out every time you turn it on. Now that's entertainment.


Michael said...

My dogs freak out too. They hate it almost as much as the stand up vacuum (but I think for different reasons). I feel bad that they are tortured by it when I am not home...that is why I should upgrade to Robo-dog!