Saturday, January 17, 2015

Robotic Gas Pumps?

"Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto, mata o hima de; Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto, himitsu wo shiri tai. Thank you very much, oh Mr. Roboto!" Those were snippets from an old song that sort of relates to this post... LOL!

Anyway, I'm not that impressed with the technology for Robotic Gas Pumps, but I'm sure that some of y'all may like this idea. Before self-serve gas became commonplace, drivers used to pull up to the gas pump back in the day, and an attendant would fill your vehicle's fuel tank to whatever desired amount you asked for. In the future, this notion may once again be widespread, except the attendant will be some metallic, robotic arm. Yikes!

They are already pushing harder than ever for self-driving robotic cars and whatnot. There again, I'm not impressed with that idea, either. I understand that a fair percentage of Homo sapiens would be pleased if everything became automated. I will go out on a limb and say that most sentient human beings would still prefer to eat, drink, sleep and wipe their own ass on their own, but who knows? Ha-ha! What do you think about this?

Anyway, the YouTube video for these robotic gas pumps is located here:

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  1. I still miss the days when you didn't have to get out of the car to fuel up. To hell with robotic gas pumps, I'd be fine with other humans doing the pumping for me like they used to. I am not that old, but I could totally see why a lot of the older ladies that still drive don't really enjoy holding that nasty handle that leaves a smell of gasoline on you. That is not my idea of perfume. Anyway, I don't really like the robotic idea, but I'm going to check out the video link anyway. Have a good day. Oh, at least the gas prices have finally (or temporarily) went down in the U.S.

  2. You can still find a few of the attendant-style gas pumps spread out throughout the land. Personally, I prefer the self-serve, but if I had to choose between the other non-self options, I would still pick the humans over the robotic versions, unfortunately. :))