We Live In A World Where There’s An iPad Waiting In Line To Buy An iPhone 6S

What with the inevitable, eventual artificial intelligence revolution always hangin on the horizon, we’re actually sort of surprised that this is the first we’ve heard of a robot holding a spot in line to buy a new iPhone. A woman in Australia sent her mechanical representative to wait for the release of the iPhone 6 at the Apple Store in Sydney, because it’s much better than camping out for hours or even days. And robots don’t even have to leave for bathroom breaks.

The term “robot” should be used loosely here, as it’s really just an iPad mounted on a Segway, but still, it’s not a human: Mashable reports that a woman named Lucy sent her “telepresence robot,” also named Lucy, to act as her proxy. She’s currently fourth in line, and human Lucy has been communicating through her with an app.

This is probably the first time a robot has lined up and purchased an iPhone, a feat made possible by the woman’s company, a media agency that has sourced and built six of these robots for use in their office.

“We use them for everything, just to show new technology. It is a cool demonstration of what the future of technology will be,” Human Lucy told Mashable Australia. “We are obsessed with them.”

“I am a robot, give me an iPhone,” robot Lucy might’ve said.

A robot named Lucy is lining up to get an iPhone 6S in Australia [Mashable]