South Korea is unveiling new robot prison guards with responsibilities to include futuristic cavity searches, according to IO9.
The robot has been designed to patrol a prison autonomously, but an IPad will allow manual control as well. The next step, say designers, is a robot that conducts body searches although they admit, neither the technology nor the prison system is quite ready for a step that far into the future.
Dude. Imagine that horror. I’ve got to admit, I’ve spent a great deal of time thinking about all the consequences of a robot apocalypse and never ever did I consider futuristic cavity searches.
I’m expecting the horror of this, to inspire a plummet in the South Korean crime rate. And even if it doesn’t, I’m pretty sure you’ll be able to spot someone who recently got out of jail — just by the way they walk.