Interesting article on Slate about how, the more humanistic robots / computer graphics become, the more attractive they are, but only up to a point. When they get too lifelike, people are repelled and disgusted. We cut it slack when it’s just kinda humanlike, but when it gets really close, we focus on the things that are different, and that repulses us.

I dunno, I think that’s similar to Larry Brown syndrome. I’m gonna say it’s a general principle. When something is good, people cut it slack and see the good. When something is excellent, we start to focus more on the things it’s missing. That’s my working thesis.

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