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5 Ways We’re Designing Robots to Be Total Assholes
#5. They Created a Robotic Bully to Harass Rats
Let’s say what you’re [researching] is a new treatment for depression — how are you supposed to test something like that when all of your subjects are chipper little filth spreaders? Well, you whip yourself up some depressed rats, that’s how. Typically, this is accomplished by severing the rats’ sense of smell or forcing them to swim for cruelly long periods of time, but some researchers at Waseda University in Tokyo found that this just wasn’t quite achieving true “Hot Topic Shopper” levels of depression. Enter their new brainchild, the WR-3 — a tiny robot designed to be an asshole to rats.
The idea that a man doesn’t want sex at any given time, despite sounding perfectly normal on paper, is so against what we’re led to believe through this goofy pop culture condition that says men think about sex every seven seconds or whatever the myth of the week is, and so against the porn staple of a dude just having a hard-on nonstop, that we’ve come to accept it. … The sex drive of a man is pretty much the same as that of a woman. Sure, some dudes will always be ready to go, just like some women are. But if a woman can imagine a time when she wouldn’t feel like having sex, then so too can a man. And it happens. But it’s so antithetical to what we believe about the idea of men’s sexuality that you risk a punch in the chops over it.
Why reboot when you can remake shot for shot?
4 Oddly Specific Scenes the New Spider-Man Is Recycling
The Amazing Spider-Man delivered on a darker superhero world where a guy would still dress up in bright red spandex (but also have a brooding skateboard). And a mere six years after rebooting Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, it appears that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has gone with an entirely different marketing strategy called “Here’s all the stuff you already saw last decade.” Just check out the trailer!
This one goes out to everyone who’s not an Internet-famous turntable turtle gif.
The 3 Types of Regret That Can Destroy You
#3. Regret for What You Did
In the grand scheme of things, you can really be consumed by regretting your past actions. It’s a slap in your own face, because no one wants to blame themselves for something that went terribly wrong, but we all have those harrowing moments of honesty when we’re forced to realize that shit went wrong and no one else caused it but us.
Sometimes a movie or TV show will feature a stepparent as a character, and that person is usually presented as less than likeable. A good example of this is EVERY MOVIE EVER MADE THAT HAS A STEPPARENT.