Westworld vs. real world: Could robot theme parks be in our future?A park full of sentient robot hosts ready to entertain us? Wait a minute, that might actually be possible...
Westworld, the theme park where sexy cowboy robots live to serve your every fantasy before kind of going crazy and killing you. But, wait a minute, would a robot theme park actually work? [SOUND] Theme parks are already filled with robotics powering roller coasters and turning It's a Small World into a pancultural cauldron of singing nightmares. But what about a park filled with walking, talking droids? Well, machines are already using natural language processing to speak more like humans. Your customer service agent? That's a robot. Your last Twitter flame war? That was a robot, too. Aw, and you thought you made a really racist friend. A-I can create fake video Write poetry and even copy the human voice, but do androids look human? I have two words for you, sex robot. These things are so real you don't even want to date humans anymore. Sure, you look like a creep if you're taking one on a date, but this is the future, you don't care. And did you know that robots can walk now? If you didn't know you haven't been watching the Boston Dynamics YouTube channel, also known as This is how you'll die one day. They can jump, climb stairs, and even open doors. That's totally not scary. So robots can walk, talk, and even think like humans. There's only one thing to do with a sentient humanoid that advanced, sentence it to a life of cleaning hot sick out of roller coasters. Robot theme parks, probs not as sexy as Westworld. I'm Claire Reilly for CNET, and I for one, welcome our new robot overlords. [MUSIC]