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Jeff Bezos looks a little too happy piloting a giant mechanical robot

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Add this to the growing pile of evidence the world is slowly transitioning into a sci-fi dystopia: a billionaire entrepreneur with a sideline in building space rockets has been showing off by piloting a 13-foot-tall robot.

Amazon CEO and fifth richest person in the world Jeff Bezos got behind the wheel (well, dual joysticks) of the bot at the retailing giant's annual robotics conference. He tweeted out the picture above earlier this morning saying, "I just got to pilot an awesome (and huge) robot thanks to Hankook Mirae Technology." Other attendees videoed the event, and Bezos can be seen waving around the robot's arms and asking: "Why do I feel so much like Sigourney Weaver?" Reports that he then told the crowd to "bow down before your new king and master, Metal Jeff" are unsubstantiated.

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