The Surrogate from 'Arrested Development' Is Now Possible in Real Life Thanks to New Tech

Soon we can all be Larry Middleman
The Surrogate from 'Arrested Development' Is Now Possible in Real Life Thanks to New Tech
Arrested Development was known for the absurdity of its humour — none of these things could exist in real life, right? As time goes on, the show has appeared less and less ridiculous when compared to our present reality. And thanks to a new tech company, one of its dumbest ideas is now feasible in real life.

In Season 3 of the show, George Bluth hired someone named Larry Middleman to act as a surrogate. Played by Bob Einstein, Middleman wore a webcam and a hat labelled "surrogate." It was a way for Bluth to have face-to-face conversations with people while he was under house arrest.

Now, as NY Mag reports, that bafflingly stupid idea exists in real life. At the MIT Review's emerging tech conference known as EmTech, a Japanese researcher named Jun Rekimoto debuted a new idea he dubbed Human Uber. The tech is actually called Chameleon Mask, and it's dumb as hell.

For proof, watch the promotional video for Chameleon Mask below, then compare it to footage of Larry Middleman.