Tesla Bot Takes Tech Demos to Their Logical, Absurd Conclusion

Tesla Bot Takes Tech Demos to Their Logical, Absurd Conclusion


Publication Title
WIRED
Publication/Creation Date
August 23 2021
Creators/Contributors
Lauren Goode (creator)
Elon Musk (contributor)
Tesla (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
"“The robot will be real,” Musk told the AI Day audience, in between his trademark titters. “We’ll probably have a prototype sometime next year that basically looks like this.” The demo was bad—transparently so. Musk was trolling us. The not-yet-a-robot was a stunt, a way to get people who normally wouldn’t pay attention to Tesla AI Day talking about Tesla AI Day. And the joke was layered: Implicit in Musk’s future assurance was the fact that the humanoid robot is not at all presently real, even if the human inside the robot outfit was; once the humanoid robot is real, it will obviate the humans who built it."
HCI Platform
Robotical
Relation to Body
Around
Augments
Living, Imagining
Source
https://www.wired.com/story/tesla-bot-takes-tech-demos-to-their-logical-conclusion/

Related Collections
Humanoid Robots (2017-2021)
Date archived
August 23 2021
Last edited
August 23 2021
How to cite this entry
Lauren Goode. (August 23 2021). "Tesla Bot Takes Tech Demos to Their Logical, Absurd Conclusion". WIRED. Condé Nast Inc.. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/Detail/objects/5388