Electronic Beer Taster

Further proof that robots will soon be our overlords. Spanish researchers have created an electronic “tongue” capable of distinguishing between beer varieties and their alcohol content.

Trust me when I say this can lead to no good. I can see Hal 9000 kicking back for some brews with his bros after a hard day of enslaving humans.

This is a common philosophical issue involving consciousness. I suppose we don’t need to worry until the robots start having taste preferences. Although they may prefer swill, or anything with a “metallic” taste.

But I doubt it can ever tell the difference between porter and stout, or a particularly hoppy pale ale vs. a less hoppy IPA. Nobody can.

These seem to be trying times for beer technology: FAA grounds beer-delivery drone.