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February 3, 2012 5:39 PM   Subscribe

Robot psychics of India
posted by latkes (15 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
I want one. Immediately.
posted by HopperFan at 5:44 PM on February 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


Give me a quarter, I'll tell you your fortune. Give me a quarter. I love quarters.
posted by defenestration at 5:54 PM on February 3, 2012


I am not sure wearing communal headphones plugged into a robot's crotch is the best way to learn the future. It's not the worst, either, however, so I guess this is a wash.....
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:02 PM on February 3, 2012 [3 favorites]


If they made metal prophet Ganeshes, they'd make money hand over fist.
posted by Renoroc at 6:20 PM on February 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


I thought I had seen one of these before.
posted by pinky at 6:24 PM on February 3, 2012


Metafilter: wearing communal headphones plugged into a robot's crotch is the best way to learn the future
posted by Renoroc at 6:27 PM on February 3, 2012 [4 favorites]


It's like the lead picture was plucked from my dreams last night. I love how the guy looks a little disoriented but the woman looks as if "Tomorrow Never Knows" just kicked in.
posted by I've wasted my life at 7:50 PM on February 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


"Hi, I'm calling from Computer Service Company. Did you know your computer is putting malware onto Internet?"
posted by sneebler at 9:29 PM on February 3, 2012


The first thing you need to know is that there is no word in that sentence fragment that I don't love unreasonably.

The second thing you need to know is that, somewhere in India, there is a robot psychic raising its fist in mute triumph.

The third thing you need to know is that you will never know why.
posted by Errant at 2:16 AM on February 4, 2012


I read that as 'Robot physics of India'.
posted by ZaneJ. at 2:22 AM on February 4, 2012


The intersection of technology and superstition here is kind of weird and sometimes fun, when I'm not being a grouch about the whole thing. I remember seeing a "Send A Message To GOD - SMS XXXX GOD [your message]" on one of the cheesy devotional channels. I sent GOD a half dozen messages like "GOD DO YOU HAVE AN IPHONE?" even though I knew I was wasting money and that the messages were going straight to /dev/null. The "Thank you for your message to GOD" receipts were kind of funny though.
posted by vanar sena at 4:48 AM on February 4, 2012 [2 favorites]


I mean, I'm 100% certain that this scene from Deepa Mehta's Earth, where Aamir Khan's character offers an Allah telephone service is something that actually happens. The SMS GOD thing isn't really that different anyway.
posted by vanar sena at 5:08 AM on February 4, 2012


I suck at linking to youtube. The telephone scene is at 0:26:00ish.
posted by vanar sena at 5:11 AM on February 4, 2012


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posted by kittens for breakfast at 5:44 AM on February 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


I am not sure wearing communal headphones plugged into a robot's crotch is the best way to learn the future.

Is it any worse than sitting around a crystal ball. Actually, in a sense this is the same thing if you think about it?!
posted by Fizz at 7:43 AM on February 4, 2012


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