There is now a robot designed to help lost shoppers. If Robovie determines that you are in a "wandering" state, it will approach and offer to give you directions. If you don’t want directions, it will then suggest you visit various nearby businesses.

Interesting idea, but I imagine it won’t be long until someone decides to create a robot barker by programming a similiar robot to demographically categorize shoppers and then automatically advertise the appropriate businesses.

If you want to be reminded of when the Borg were scary, then check out these Unusual Venitian Masks:

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Finally, Science!

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