Videos of Japanese Train Station Machines Gone Wild

February 14, 2011

Given the number of people moved by public transportation each day in Japan, some things are bound to go wrong. The ticket machines in Japanese train stations, and the wickets, or ticket gates, are also generally well-maintained. Even the most well-oiled machines may go wild at times.

Here are a few videos of Japanese train station machines on the fritz, taking revenge, and generally just revolting against the oppression of humans. It makes sense that Skynet would start it’s revolution in Japan given the amount of trust people have in machines.

Here are the videos

My personal favorite is this third one. The machine shoots the ticket out with such contempt. It’s great.