I just watched this commercial, and I have to say. I have the utmost
respect for people suffering from depression, and there families. I know
people who suffer from it, and I have known people who have committed
suicide from it as well. It is a *very* difficult disease, and one that
can't be cured overnight. However, this is a commercial, and it's a robot.
What a world we live in where people will watch the SuperBowl, where there
are 300 pound guys beating the crap out of each other, and that's ok. But,
if a robot jumps off a bridge, its a big deal.
It was an imaginative one for sure but cute? The machine 'thinking' it
should kill itself could/should have been left out. Lots of guys lost
their livelihood due to being replaced by a robot. I wonder how those
affected handled that?
It is a disturbing commercial on a number of levels. While watching it
during the game I thought it was interesting animation, right up to the
point where the machine jumped off the bridge. That desperate act being
glorified by a tv ad was extremely insensitive. I wonder what point GM
is attempting to instill in the minds of its workers?
The suicide act was in poor taste and I'm surprised/not surprised the GM
ad people let it go......but WDIK!?
GM is owned by stockholders / human labor gets to costly + human labor gets
to unreliable + human labor skills dont match up to their egos = build
robots = GREAT IDEA!.......right or wrong its simple math.
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