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PETA Loves Animals, Hates Robots

Stating that “it’s unfair to keep the animal in captivity and subject him to the huge crowds and bright lights that accompany tens of thousands of revelers each Feb. 2,” PETA has announced that they would like it if, from this year forward, noted groundhog Punxsutawney Phil was replaced by an animatrontic robot.

Geekosystem would like to mark this statement as the incredibly callous declaration against the robot community that it is.  Robots clean our homes.  They comfort our elderly.  They walk our streets.

In any case, as shown above, robots are notoriously inaccurate regarding the weather. 

And where is the response from People for the Ethical Treatment of Robots?  They are obviously not paying any attention to the Mars Spirit rover.  Or the incredibly prejudicial depictions of robots in such works as The Matrix and Samurai Jack.

Thank the Maker for people like Penny Arcade, and their Automata, begun here, and continued here.


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