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Alien artifact

Google has been successful selling Android phones in spite of their rather frightening commercials that suggests an Android phone will turn you into a cyborg. Since Android phones are ridiculously easy to compromise with malware, turning them into pieces of a robot army controlled by sinister forces (no, I’m not making that up), maybe the ads should be considered truth in advertising?

Even so, humans tend to be somewhat leery of robots, androids, and aliens from outer space. Yet this alien artifact was recently spot in a food court of a shopping mall:

Alien artifact found in the food court of a shopping mall.

Alien artifact found in the food court of a shopping mall.

After cautiously approaching the blue glowing monolith, it appeared to be disguised as a charging station for mobile phones. But there were no mobile phones anywhere near it, just snaking cables reaching greedily for passersby.

Do androids dream of electric sheep?


Philip K. Dick’s novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, was the inspiration of one of the best science fiction movies of all time, the 1982 feature film Blade Runner. And that was the only reason to take this photo, with an iPhone, of a shop in University Village, Seattle, Washington.