New York City Public Squashes Dream of Police to Use Robot Dogs on the Streets

By Nicholas West

The creator of Black Mirror – the dystopian sci-fi series – has famously said that he chose to stop making episodes because our reality has essentially become equally dystopian to anything else he could create.

Apparently, a healthy dose of New York City residents had seen one of Black Mirror’s most iconic episodes, “Metalhead”, because an outpouring of resistance ensued after a robot dog – “Digidog” – was spotted prowling the streets, and the NYPD subsequently admitted they were beginning to use the dog at crime scenes.

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