If You Think Westworld‘s Violent Delights Aren’t Already Headed Our Way, Meet Sophia

When the robots are on their way, you can refer back to Oohlo and remember that I warned you.

Right now it might seem like our next president (*shudder*) is humanity’s greatest threat, but if Dr. David Hanson has his way, there’s a usurper in the wings. Meet Sophia, an alternately goofy (don’t be fooled!) and eerily human android whose lighthearted banter is likely the precursor to her “violent delights” speech. As impressive as her range of emotional expressions are, I want you to recall the latest in a series of societal warnings we’ve been sending to ourselves over the years, HBO’s Westworld. In other words, NO GOOD CAN COME FROM THIS.

Don’t even get me started on that video headline calling Sophia “hot“, despite the back of her head with exposed inner workings lighting up like a Christmas tree. (WTF is wrong with people?) Go ahead, watch Hanson proudly introduce his latest creation, but just remember …

… it’s only a blink of an eye from these early steps to:

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over ten years, and is the ​Editor-in-Chief at Oohlo, where she muses over television, movies, and pop culture. Previous Senior News Editor at Pajiba, and published at BUST.

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