Those of us who have seen the Tinder Meat Robot video from a couple years past know that it is nothing short of sweet, satirical gold:
A robot created by artist Marcelo Gómez Moreira in 2015, this visceral allegory spoke to our worst behaviors exacerbated by technology—it's nauseating. It's snarky. Who would want to try to swipe right on every person they encounter on Tinder? What a joke, right?
As it turns out, no—no it is not, as a few engineering-savvy lads from London are now Kickstarting a product called Tinda Finger, which I can only imagine was inspired by Moreira's work after being interpreted in entirely the wrong way.
I know what some of you will say: "relax, they're just having a little fun!" But something about this Kickstarter ad feels a little too genuine. Go ahead and watch to decide:
Apparently, the average user spends 90 minutes a day swiping on dating apps so it's built to help you get back your time. Less swiping means more time for L-I-V-I-N. And while the quest for more automation may be a noble cause, I'd like to argue that if there's anything we shouldn't automate, it's sex and dating.
That said, the Kickstarter has fifteen days left and I will probably buy it for a White Elephant party.