Why did Eve reach for the apple? Because she knew she shouldn’t. Why have humans loved Boston Dynamics wizardry since it first introduces the web to Big Dog nine years ago? Because we know better but can’t help wanting to see humanity push itself to the very limits of their capacities.

Anyhow, the future is now, and the scenario of these guys dragging you from your homes to harvest your neuro-electric energy in human body farms just got a little closer. Maybe we’re just a little gloomy, but if the AI that guys like HawkingMusk and Gates fear so profoundly are inserted into these guys, things just might get exciting.

In the meantime, Handle and Atlas are still doing great.