It’s that time of year again when the Consumer Electronics Show rocks up to Vegas and the world’s biggest tech companies show off their latest and greatest innovations.
This year however, they’ve mostly just been scaring the hell out of us with new waves of Artificially Intelligent robots that we are sure will take over the world.
One announcement which has got people up in arms on Twitter came from Pizza Hut, who revealed that they are working in partnership with Toyota to bring us a driver-less, fully automated pizza delivery van. They hope to have this on the roads by 2020!
But fans of the Netflix hit ‘Black Mirror’ noticed some terrifying similarities between this AI van and the recent Crocodile episode of the show. Here’s the van from Crocodile:
And here’s Pizza Hut with their announcement… look familiar to you?
— Pizza Hut (@pizzahut) January 8, 2018
Now, they didn’t think this would go unnoticed did they? Of course Twitter blew up with people reacting to the similarities.
Did you just finish watching season 4 of #BlackMirror? I liked the “Crocodile” episode too, but not nearly as much as you did!
— Chuck Lai (@chuck415) January 8, 2018
s4 e3 https://t.co/7BTuJNCBHN
— samantha (@samkru_) January 8, 2018
Even the show’s official Twitter account got in on the action.
We know how this goes. https://t.co/1nTDxuOrlD
— Black Mirror (@blackmirror) January 8, 2018
Seriously though, we’re actually rather concerned about this and so are these people…
This literally caused three murders in Black Mirror.
KEEP IT. https://t.co/rPzTIQRy0x
— Kingsley (@kingsleyyy) January 8, 2018
yeah my pedestrian days are over… l’m never walking the street again https://t.co/m3V1VwRluD
— Kelly K (@kllysl) January 8, 2018
Me when you realise its all coming true pic.twitter.com/xjJ8unNd0m
— Lewis McP [YOUTUBER] (@iMrMcP) January 8, 2018
Bruh! This was a Black Mirror episode AND A WARNING!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/sncCnbGkO9
— 🌈🤷🏼♀️👩🏼🎤New Ms. Wendy Lady🧟♀️☕️🌮 (@NerdRage42) January 9, 2018
Then folks pointed out some other similarities…
IT'S A TRAP pic.twitter.com/3yEuLTKoRr
— mandle (@mandlecreed) January 8, 2018
— David Snyder (@SnyderDavidE) January 8, 2018
We have to say though, the Model 3 Owners club, or rather Dr. Malcolm from Jurassic Park said it best;
Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should. – Dr. Malcolm, Jurassic Park
— Model 3 Owners Club (@Model3Owners) January 9, 2018
Can we just leave this AI stuff alone please?!