Watch: A.I. robots perform dazzling, terrifying dances
· · Jul 20, 2021 ·

The Robot Apocalypse may very well be decided with a dance-off.

What you are seeing here is a video from Boston Dynamics, the creators of these robots that can dance oh-so elegantly. And this ain't their first rodeo.

Here's another quick video of some four-legged "dog" robots dancing to a BTS song (the K-Pop group all the Zoomers are talking about).

Now, as much as I'd like to blame the end of humanity on BTS, hear me out, fellow human beings:

If this isn't a wake-up call for us to Step Up our dancing game, then I don't know what is.

Although I am certain some of us may never achieve the moves and rhythm these articially-intelligent creatures have, we must rise to this occasion and defend Planet Earth as if it were one, big dance floor.

It's not going to be easy. We're all going to have make sacrifices for the sake of humanity.

Some of us are going to need to learn to break-dance while others are just going to have to settle for a good ol' Cha-Cha-Slide (that's the song at your middle schooler's parties that says, "Slide to the left! Slide to the right!").

If you don't think you can learn to Tango, that's okay. See if you can handle the always accessible Cupid Shuffle.

Don't get me wrong, this will be an uphill battle. However, with the high-profile dancers we have on humanity's side, and the amount of dancing shows we have on TV, I really think we can do this.

To our robotic rivals, hear me in your native tongue:

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(We accept your dance-off challenge.)


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