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click3: Empathizing with abused robots

A women's group in England invites Captain Colin Darch to come speak on piracy, and they show up dressed up like fictonal, swashbuckling pirates—only to about Captain Darch's pirate-filled backstory; a Reddit user points us to an animated film of a 65-year-old mother trying to explain the plot of "The Matrix; and a new study shows that when people see robots being harmed, they feel upset about it.

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