“It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.”
– Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955)
A new sketch made its way into my sketchbook the other day. Inspired by Auguste Rodin’s Thinker sculpture, here is a robot contemplating the meaning of life while sitting on top of a pile of discarded technology.
Our society today eats up the latest technology at a voracious pace. As soon as the next version of something comes out, whether it is a computer system, a smart phone, software, or music playing device, people just HAVE to have it even if their previous device still works and serves them well. How depressing it must be for a robot who comes to this realization.
Now excuse me, I think I hear my rotary phone ringing…