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June.23.2004 : Wednesday
 The Uncanny Valley Effect
While reading Roger Ebert's review of the idiotic looking movie 'White Girls' ("The Wayans! We were funny in 1989!"), he mentions the Uncanny Valley Effect - the way in which humans relate emotionally with robots. Fascinating stuff. To quickly sum up, if robots look a bit human we like it. The closer they get to looking really human, we get don't like it.

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The Uncanny Valley Effect: Why are monster-movie zombies so horrifying and talking animals so fascinating?

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