Australians Are Wary of Android Helpers In Their Daily Life According To Social Experiment

Australians Are Wary of Android Helpers In Their Daily Life According To Social Experiment

To help promote the release of Detroit: Become Human, the PS4 exclusive from French-based developers Quantic Dream, PlayStation Australia has conducted a social experiment by deploying a CyberLife Android to help in the daily lives of everyday Australians. The realistic-looking model (played by a trained actor) was designed by the team at Quantic Dream and brought to life by the use of prosthetics by an internationally renowned and award-winning Australian special makeup effects studio. The Android took to the streets, doggo and all, and was the recipient of many curious looks, with the test results proving that Aussies aren’t ready for our Android overlords just yet.

The whole thing was captured on video, which you can watch below:


Detroit: Become Human released today (25/05) for the PS4 and is the latest interactive thriller from acclaimed director David Cage. We reviewed the game and scored it 9/10, stating that:

What Detroit: Become Human lacks in high concept philosophical musings is more than made up for in the genuine emotional connection to its world and characters buoyed by incredible performances and slick production values

What do you make of the social experiment? Would you be onboard with Androids co-existing with humans? Or are we setting ourselves up for takeover, a la Terminator II?

Let us know in the comments below.

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