When you see papers like the Sun, boy does the line between fact and fabrication get thin.
Especially when they post an “article” (with the word “advertisement” written in small letters at the top) proclaiming “Robots to replace humans.” Now, double-check to make sure the word “gullible” isn’t written on the ceiling — okay, now that we’ve confirmed that’s not the case, I think we can all agree, it’s just an ad.
Interesting enough, this ad is online — occasionally magazines and newspapers do have these sort of “promarticles” hidden away in their pages, but I’ve never seen it online. I personally love the “top secret agency” known as M.I.T.:
The incredible leak from top secret agency, M.I.T. will see the development and sale to the public of mechanical representations of humans – called ‘surrogates’ – which are operated through mind control.
The Sun has learnt the UK population will be cajoled by a huge public marketing campaign into purchasing their own surrogate and a special operating device – called a ‘Stim Chair’ – that they attach themselves to in the safety of their own home.
The mind pattern impulses sent through diodes on the ‘Stim Chair’ then activate the individual ‘surrogates’ who take to the streets to tackle the day-to-day grind of the individual.
It’s kind of a sad indictment of journalism, but then again, it is the Sun we’re talking about, here. The Surrogates film is due out next Friday.