January 31, 2012

Uncanny Valley Rules

This creature belongs under that category of the Uncanny Valley, the school of thought created by Dr. Masahiro Mori in a 1970 paper in the journal Energy. His thesis claims that when we see something lifelike we tend to empathize with it and then look at it with a disquieting sense that it is not, (in this instance its lack of skin.) We then accept it for what it is.

And if the above was not enough to spook you, here's another example. This is just so wrong in so many ways.

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at January 31, 2012 11:47 AM
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