Great now they are making fun of us and trying to figure out how The Road works and being a Traveler. Thank goodness that it takes actual human skill, ingenuity, creativity and that luck/intuition that only travelers posses.
Firstly, this could happen to a human Traveler to begin with. This extent of violence more so in a deserted area or from a killer who can hide somewhere like train hopping. Plenty of crazy violence in that group. They are always cool with me (when they are genuine and not agents posing as train hoppers trying to infiltrate the subculture) but Ive heard about weird violence in that lifestyle.
Also going to Philly is never a good idea. To be honest its safer in Old Town on a Sat night than outside of it over the bridge if you know what I mean.
No place is safe at night nor on a partying night especially. I actually met cool people there and the blacks there are nicer. They have a ready sense of humor about things. HitchBOT must not have understood how to make connections.
Im hoping that someone ripped this thing apart becuz it mocks real traveling culture and it makes it appear as if we are a joke. It also reveals too much about the culture and how it works which isnt good either.
Humans dont do things for nothing. Acts of kindness have a selfish motive. People either want to feel safe or feel good about themselves by being helpful or they were in that position themselves and need to pass it forward, sort of in a superstitious way, to feel orderly inside themselves. Some simply want company and are bored. Being a TI some people of course want to do psych harassment to us in order to gain whatever they can get out of it.
It would have been very funny if someone acted out the most ridiculous myths about the traveler culture and asked HitchBOT for sexual favors or gas money.
He probably got rides more so becuz he was a sanitary robot who wasnt going to mess up the seats or ask for 20 bucks for beer. Maybe he got more rides than we would have. Maybe less.
Having HitchBOT go around filming and experimenting in this subculture is like sending a spying robot to travel the Underground Railroad while slaves still need it to escape. Its not a good thing.
Maybe he should bring a road dog with him next time for safety and companionship. Like a toaster or blender or something. Maybe Boston Dynamics can provide him with one of those prototype killer cheetahs theyve created that can run faster than any mammal on earth and probably kill with precision-and cannot be reasoned with or have mercy.
Hey..wait..if people can afford to built fake robots that do stuff like hitch or outperform humans, then why do we still need warfare at this stage of technological evolution??