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This article was published on July 14, 2015

    The future is a robotic finger browsing the Web forever

    Mic Wright
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    Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy. Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy.

    Madrid-based design agency Monobo created this robot finger – Random User – which drives around the desk, incessantly tapping a vintage mouse and mindlessly browsing the Web.

    It could be a comment on our screen-infected lives or just really, really dumb. The designers claim it’s “a special user that ignores UX strategies…” but I can relate, little plastic finger. I too feel that listless sometimes.*

    Random User [Monobo via BoingBoing/Bruce Sterling]

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    *All the time.