Video: Itzhak Perl-bot

I love what you do for me, Toyota! Or not. This looks like something salvaged from “A Clockwork Orange”: Futuristic yet kitschy, and depressing in how it reduces the most spiritual art form to something cold and impersonal. They should have had it play Ludwig Van, just to round off the frame the reference.

Also, is this really the best use of this thing? It’s impressive technically but if you want a machine playing violin, pop a Paganini disc into your CD player. How about hooking him up to an iPod and teaching him to crunk dance? That’ll keep those elderly childless Japanese couples entertained for hours.