Monday, October 03, 2005

Slaves being replaced by robots

Qatar to use robots as camel jockeys.
The purpose of creating these robots is to ride the camels in the races. Yes, that's a robot in the picture. My first thought is "why the clothing?", and then "why the crash helmet?" Maybe they are there to help fool the camel along with the Arabic jockey perfume they spray on the bots.

It's a step in the right direction, the robots replace young slave boys (there are 40,000 of them, some as young as 4), enslaved for this very purpose. The camel races are a part of their culture that they won't give up. Now if someone would just come up with a robotic camel it might solve the whole inhumane and cruel problem. Better yet, turn it over to George Lucas and let him do it all up in CG, but pleeease.... no Gungans, Meeesah Lucas!!

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