He sees you when you’re sleeping. He knows when you’re awake. He knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake!

No, I’m not talking about Santa. I’m talking about Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Alphabet Inc. (a.k.a. Google). As if his omnipresent power over your online experience didn’t give him enough in common with Old Saint Nick, Boston Dynamics (which is owned by Alphabet) created these horrifying robot reindeer to help Schmidt spread some dystopian holiday cheer:

To be fair, I don’t think those “reindeer” are a new creation. It looks like they just slapped some antlers on their creepy robot dogs and called it a day:

And that’s fine by me. The less robotic hell-beasts in this world, the better. At any rate, the future is now, and it’s scary (but also mind-blowing).

(H/T: The Daily Dot)