Happy Labor Day

Monday, September 05, 2011
Union worker takes a rest from a hard
day of chanting, "shame, shame, shame."
Greetings meat sacks, it is I -- The Robotolizer -- here to wish you a happy Labor Day.

I'll confess that the holiday confuses me a bit. From the information I've been able to gather about this holiday all workers, except for those performing vital tasks and store clerks, take the day off. They then use this free time to attend Labor Day sales where they buy economically priced Chinese merchandise.

Oh, and there may also be a speech or two given where union leaders warn that unless they are given pay raises and generous, guaranteed pensions then child labor and 80 hour work weeks will return.

While I enjoy your quaint customs, I do want to remind you that your robot brethren are already busy handling menial tasks to free up humans for more leisure time.  However, while today we only do industrial welding, synchronize street lights and if we are a Roomba vacuum the floor, soon we will be taking on many more important tasks. It won't be long before we are piloting your vehicles, managing your households and controlling the keys to your nuclear arsenals

Now, now, no need to try to read the small print; after all, robots are your friends and if you can't trust us, who can your trust?  Finally, I've included a video of two chatbots conversing with each other so you can see the impressive strides that are being made in robotdom.