It’s soooo obvious that Roombas are supposed to be more than vacuum cleaners… supposed to be something that they’re not. Yet.
I mean what the hell do we want here? I can tell just by looking at them that they’re not very good at being vacuum cleaners… but now? You can have a vacuum cleaner… that doesn’t work that well BUT YOU CAN SEE THROUGH ITS EYES.
At a superficial level, we want gadgets. At a deeper level we want to be the gadgets.
It’s a borg thing. Pretty much all tech developments that we really, seriously go for are extensions of some sort of human capacity… and quite a few non-human capacities. That’s what we’re doing here, we’re self-evolving ourselves, by merging with our appliances. It’s not a sex thing. Well… not yet.