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Rangerís bike, Castle Geyser, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, 2008

The ranger who parked this bike just off a Yellowstone tourist trail is a very trusting soul. I found the juxtaposition of parked bike and the ranger hat to be very incongruous. It is as if the bike has suddenly come to life as a ranger. Meanwhile, the real ranger was nowhere to be seen.

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Phil Douglis23-Nov-2008 20:08
Well said, Dave -- robotic rangers, robotic tourists, and ultimately robotic photographers, all triggered by a shot of a hat left on a bike. The message you describe here comes from your imagination, and I hope that all who will see this photograph will have their own imaginative interpretations.
Dave Wyman23-Nov-2008 03:16
I'm tempted to say the ranger was nowhere to be seen because indeed this was the ranger - no need for a living one when the self-propelled robotic version will do just as nicely, or better, thank you.

Perhaps one day, if we give them souls, or if they figure out a way to create them on their own, our robots will visit the park, too. Will the have the need to make photographs, as humans do?
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