Colorado is on the verge of becoming the second US state to legalize composting human remains. I can think of people for whom composting would be an upgrade.
The NYPD is calling it quits early on an experiment to use a robot dog for police work because people hated it.
It should have been obvious this was a bad idea before they even started.
NY City Councilman Ben Kallos is insightful here: He says the dog is an example of the “militarization of the police,” and adds, “At a time where we should be having more beat cops on the street, building relationships with residents, they’re actually headed in another direction in trying to replace them with robots.”
Meanwhile, an NYPD spokesman is blaming the critics of the program. “People had figured out the catchphrases and the language to somehow make this evil,” he says.