Look into my eyes and you will see the future.
I've been wondering about the logic behind the Droid advertising campaign ever since it first appeared. It's kind of forbidding with its dark, mechanistic imagery. Then I saw the Eagle Eye commercial for the DroidX.
What just happened? He turned into a machine with glowing red eyes?
The associations I get out of this imagery are not positive. My mind quickly turns to the killer robots from the Terminator movies, HAL 9000's glowing red eye in 2001: A Space Odyssey and, on the lighter side, the robot devil from Futurama.
I suppose some people might think it's cool to own a piece of technology that seems to offer the chance to join a legion of powerful, evil machines. But, for my money, I don't want to be associated with the coming robot apocalypse!
In the spirit of full disclosure, however, I have to note that I've been trying out a loaner DroidX from Verizon recently and found that I like it. This came as a surprise to me and dismayed my fellow iPhone loyalists here on the Social Media Desk.
Now it seems clear — from the evidence of this ad — that I've been infected by the nanobots included with the DroidX.