Lee Soo Man recently announced that SM Entertainment will debuting a rotating boy group called Neo Culture Technology (NCT), which is basically just admitting that their idols are just robots constructed in a lab somewhere.
Among many thing discussed, Lee Soo Man announced plans for SM Entertainment’s highly anticipated new boy group. He said, “Under the brand of ‘NCT (Neo Culture Technology)’ different teams will debut based in different countries around the world.” There will be various collaborations and units formed between the different groups, allowing for movement of members and new recruits into the groups. There also won’t be a set member number for these groups. The first unit is expected to debut in the spring and be active in Seoul and Japan in the first half of the year. In the second half, another team will debut, active in China. Other groups are expected to debut to target the South East Asia region and Latin America. These various group will take one song and sing it in different languages.
Why not a set lineup? Well, besides making them like AKB48 so they can be in like five different places at once, it’s also because there are going to be about 40 goddamn members (at least).
Along with the announcement, 40 members expected to be part of NCT appeared on stage in masks to perform, hiding their identity but said to have left a mark on the audience just with their stage presence.
They’re fucking robots, I’m telling you. SME have yet to harvest enough facial flesh for their robot army, so this tactic is just holding them over until the grand reveal hits.
You’ve heard of Issac Asimov‘s Three Laws Of Robotics, right? Well these guys have laws installed in them as well.
1. An SME robot may not sue SME for any reason, attack an SME employee, or snitch on SME.
2. An SME robot must obey the orders given to it by an SME employee unless said orders would conflict with the First Law.
3. An SME robot must protect itself as long as such action does not conflict with the First Law or Second Law.
This is potentially fucking horrifying.