Saturday, January 24, 2009

Shun the Robots!

Irreplaceable- incapable of being replaced; unique.

The Walking Dictionary's Definition of the Day Award goes to: psychologists!

Strap in, my friends. I feel this is going to be a good one...

You see, my grade is currently in the very trying process of preparing for our TCAP Writing Assessments that are coming up soon. To help us get ready, we have been doing many practice essays during language class. For the latest one, we were given a choice of which essay we wanted to write. The choices were

a. If you could put anyone on a stamp, who would it be?
b. What are three things you would tell a substitute teacher that they would need to know?
c. What is one job that technology could never replace?

The next day or so, we got to give our opinions on some essays from other classes. All of the ones I "graded" were in category C. I think 3 out of 4 of them were about teachers, and the last one was about surgeons. (They spelled surgeon wrong throughout the entire thing, by the way, which bugged me to no end.) These are all fine and good, but I think a robot could easily replace both of those. Sure, it could make a few mistakes, but so do real teachers and surgeons, so it wouldn't really be any different, would it? No, if I had picked that essay, I would have definitely written about psychologists.

Don't worry, though. This is not going to be a blog in the format of a formal school essay. Ew! Can you say boring? I can. Watch; BORING. Ooooooh!

Seriously, though, robots could NOT replace psychologists! Psychologists are there to help mentally ill people feel better about themselves, the world, etc. Robots don't have emotions! How can they help emotionally wronged people when its not even POSSIBLE for robots to be emotionally wronged themselves?

Also, it may just be me, but I find robots to be creepy. You know how some people have this irrational fear of clowns? Well, its sort of like that with robots for me, except I don't tend to run away screaming when I see one. I just think its weird. But even if people aren't necessarily SCARED of them, I wouldn't really say robots are much of a comfort to anyone. I mean, they're made of metal. They are literally cold-hearted! Well... actually, they don't even have hearts, just circuits, which makes them even more creepy. Time for dialog!

Dr. Roe Botte: Greetings, human. How may I serve you today?

Little Old Lady: Oh, Dr. Botte! Its just terrible! My beloved cat, Jingles, has just passed away!

Dr. Roe Botte: How do you feel about that?

L.O.L: Well...terrible! I had that cat for seventeen years! He was my best friend!

Dr. Roe Botte: Insufficient data. Please insert coin and try again.

L.O.L: ... Excuse me?

Dr. Roe Botte: ...

Little Old Lady bursts into tears at the Doctor's lack of sensitivity.

Dr. Roe Botte: OVERLOAD! OVERLOAD! SELF-DESTRUCT IN 5, 4, 3, 2, 1...


The Great Blogzini predicts: You will become bored and spend the entire day memorizing the back of your left hand.

1 comment:

  1. Very funny, Ashley. I had Chinese today, so guess what? You probably did. I got a fortune. It says: You will travel to many exotic places in your lifetime.