‘Sarah Connor’ tweets about a robot killing a human and Twitter goes wild

Our culture’s passion for fantasy sometimes trumps reality’s demand for propriety.

Today’s case in point all began with this tweet:

Aside from being a writer for The Financial Times, O’Connor’s not a celebrity or anyone particularly famous or anything. Until now.

The fact that a woman named Sarah O’Connor (perfect if not for the Irish prefix “O”) tweeted news about a robot killing a person in a Volkswagon factory did not escape the notice of Twitter, and all of geekdom shared a collective fangasm despite the fact that a poor guy just got killed. And O’Connor got new followers galore.

You can check out the public’s reaction on the thread for O’Connor’s tweet, but O’Connor’s own responses are sometimes more amusing even as they gently remind everyone that a person has just died:

But still geeks can’t help themselves:

*Face palm*. Sometimes we think Skynet should just have its way.


About The Pop Mythologist

The Pop Mythologist
The Pop Mythologist is the founder and editor of PopMythology.com. He has been a staff writer for the nationally distributed magazine KoreAm , the online journal of pop culture criticism Pop Matters and has written freelance for various other publications and websites.

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