Posted Thursday, March 8, 2012, at 1:02 PM
The French video game company Quantic Dream has released a must-see demo in the form of a 7-minute video short—the latest in the tough-to-resist robots-with-feelings genre.
Called “Project KARA,” the demo shows a humanoid robot being “born.” She is created to serve people—as a housekeeper, as sexual plaything, and in other roles as needed. But something in the manufacturing process goes wrong—very wrong. Watch:
Disappointingly, this isn’t the opening to a new video game from Quantic Dream. It is purely to promote the company’s (admittedly impressive) new motion-picture technology. But perhaps the enthusiastic blogosphere response will prompt someone to option it for Hollywood instead.