Robocop Meets Social Media And Arrives In Detroit

It has been repeatedly stated that “technology is revolutionizing the way we live our lives and conduct business.” Perhaps the most obvious example of this is how the internet has changed the concept of communication. We can communicate on a global platform, targeting like-minded individuals. Here’s a brilliant example of how dreams can come true using social media and technology.

The website Kickstarter is a platform for dreamers. It’s a new way to fund creative projects. Their philosophy is “a good idea, communicated well, can spread fast and wide” while “a large group of people can be a tremendous source of money and encouragement”.

This is the case with the project “Detroit Needs A Statue of Robocop!”

Here’s how it started and how it became a success. On Monday, February 7, 2011 a random tweet was sent to Detroit Mayor, David Bing:

@mayordavebing Philadelphia has a statue of Rocky & Robocop would kick Rocky’s butt. He’s a GREAT ambassador for Detroit.

Of course any good Mayor knows you must listen to the people. Mayor Bing tweeted back:

@MT There are not any plans to erect a statue of Robocop. Thank you for the suggestion.

Social networks blow-up instantly. Facebook groups were created, bloggers commented and Twitter exploded with the comical idea of bringing Robo to life. A project was then created on Kickstarter and in 4 days over $17,000 was pledged. As of today, with 36 days left on the project plan, they have already reached their goal of $50,000.

Robocop is on his way to Detroit. Please read this story. It’s a humorous one, it’s also incredibly inspiring to see people pull together to make dreams come true and it’s proof that technology is truly revolutionizing the way we live our lives.

 

 

What others think:

  • I guess our Minneapolis "Robocop" is Mary Tyler Moore. 

    Miffy Feb 18, 2011 — 11:16 am

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