Because 2020 hasn’t been apocalyptic enough already, the coronavirus pandemic has unleashed a new challenge to liberty and humanity: robot dogs who enforce social distancing.
If murder hornets and a global pandemic aren’t quite enough, Singapore is now testing out a robot dog who enforces social distancing with an odd combination of soothing and abject future-shock terror. From The Los Angeles Times:
A cyclist in a brimmed hat rides past. Spot pipes up, not with a bark, but with a recorded message.
“Let’s keep Singapore healthy,” comes a woman’s voice, polite but firm. “For your own safety, and for those around you, please stand at least one meter apart. Thank you.”
The cyclist, presumably, then craps