I often think about how are lives are impacted by robots. Peggy and I even have one of the small vacuum cleaners that runs around and cleans our floors and carpets. We call her, Robota. As I grow older, I look more fondly on the robots of the future. In 10 or 15 years from now when the world decides my driving leaves a bit to be desired, I am hoping there is a self-driving car sitting in my yard or readily available to zip me around to where I want to go. Next stop, Grand Canyon. Then there is the downside. Maybe when robots are given quantum computer brains, they will decide we aren’t necessary. I seriously doubt that they will approve of our ‘pulling their plugs,’ under any circumstances.
Aliens are another matter. Maybe they are already here. I’ve blogged several times about the UFO I saw over Sacramento circa 1968. If there are aliens, it seems obvious to me that they would show up at Burning Man. Think about it: a remote desert where it is easy to disguise yourself and people don’t care if you are an alien. Each year there are a number of candidates.
Flying saucers aren’t unheard of in the Black Rock Desert. One year we even had one crash.
Enough on Invaders from Outer Space. My next post will feature invaders from Russia.
22 thoughts on “Just a Boy and His Dog… My 11 Years at Burning Man”
Ha. This made me laugh. Awesome.
Btw,can you send your Robota to my place? There’s some work to be done here.
I’d be glad to send Robota along, Bojana, but I don’t think Peggy will let her out of the house. 🙂 –Curt
Will you be a darling and make me a copy? Thanks.
The creative output of artists at Burning Man knows no limits. I am amazed each time by the work that is put into the works.
If they can think it, Gerard, they tend to produce it! –Curt
haha, the way this world is going, aliens could land just about anywhere and fit right in! I wonder if they’ll want a home from HGTV when they settle in? Burning Man might be too over the top for them.
They could watch reruns of “My Favorite Martian,” or “Third Rock from the Sun.” 🙂
Are you truly certain that they weren’t the stars? Maybe just the show creators? 🙂
Another possibility! 🙂
but I could have gone without the tattoo photo. 🙂 🙂 🙂
Another entertaining BM post Curt.
It amused me to find this post just after reading a report about the disruptive effects of robotics in the transportation industry. I think I’m going to start checking out the plethora of trucks around here more carefully. They may look ‘normal,’ but there’s no telling who’s muttering “Leave the driving to us” these days.
Given that the trucking industry is one of the major employers in America, the impact of switching over to self-driving vehicles will have a major impact. And I don’t see anyone doing any real planning. It’s the tip of a very big iceberg that is coming at us faster than you can say Titanic. –Curt
Ha ha! We’re sure Peggy has a few dubious photos of you to reveal your alien identity 😀
She’s always been a bit suspicious. (grin). But that may be what she likes about me!
Fabulous photos of robots, tattooed men, and Peggy with aliens! If ever I had to vote on your best posts, it would be ALL of the ones on Burning Man. Probably won’t ever get there, but your posts are the NEXT BEST THING!
Thanks. 🙂 I’m sure there will be more! –Curt
Is that a photo of Peggy behind a window in the wreckage? The suit of the alien– er, the Master of Ceremonies is a work of beauty! I guess some aliens are worth having around. The three-legged red-eyed thing is pretty cool, and the boy robot seems at once sweet and scary.
Yep. That was Peggy being abducted. 🙂 So was his dog!