Scientists still aren't sure why the "uncanny valley" freaks you the hell out

When Pixar screened a computer-animated short film called "Tin Toy" in 1988, test audiences hated the sight of the pseudo-realistic baby named "Billy" who terrorized the toys. Such a strong reaction persuaded Pixar to avoid making uncannily realistic human characters - it has since focused its efforts on films about… »4/05/12 4:26pm4/05/12 4:26pm