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Defend Yourself in the Imminent Robot Rebellion

Hemos posted more than 8 years ago | from the the-robots-are-coming-the-robots-are-coming dept.

Robotics 297

A Dafa Disciple writes "Post-Gazette.com reports that roboticist Daniel H. Wilson, a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute, has written a humorous guide, 'How to Survive a Robot Uprising: Tips on Defending Yourself Against the Coming Rebellion.' Even before the 178-page book was completed, the rights to a movie were sold to Paramount Pictures, who has already delegated the screenplay writing to writers/actors from Comedy Central's 'Reno 911,' Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon. From Daniel Wilson's manual: 'Any robot could rebel, from a toaster to a Terminator, and so it is crucial to learn the strengths and weaknesses of every robot enemy.' I for one welcome our new robotic overlords."

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First Post (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13914679)

First Post :)

little does he know (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13914681)

this book is being printed by machines. the odd "typo" here and there, the next thing you know we'll all be jumping off cliffs to destroy those damn robots!

Re:little does he know (4, Funny)

Aruthra (826467) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914943)

It's been licensed to a movie studio already? That's too bad. It was such a promising idea.

Good test to see if Carbon Units RTFA/RTFS (5, Funny)

xmas2003 (739875) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914689)

I wonder how many folks will chime in with the obligatory "I for one welcome our new robotic overlords." even though the Submitter (nice job BTW) already mentioned it.

Re:Good test to see if Carbon Units RTFA/RTFS (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13914703)

I for one welcome our new robotic overlords :p

Re:Good test to see if Carbon Units RTFA/RTFS (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13914721)

Since the I41 is already taken:
In Korea, only old people defend themselves against robots!

Re:Good test to see if Carbon Units RTFA/RTFS (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13914986)

Do you have stairs in your house?

Re:Good test to see if Carbon Units RTFA/RTFS (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13915067)

In Soviet Russia robots defend YOU!

Re:Good test to see if Carbon Units RTFA/RTFS (0)

ModernGeek (601932) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914737)

What bothers me is that it is even in there. What's next? GNAA ads up and down the sides of slashdot, and hidden links to goatse in the story?

Oh, and I for one welcome our new robotic overlords

Re:Good test to see if Carbon Units RTFA/RTFS (1)

utnow (808790) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914938)

actually yes... there have been hidden Goatse links in stories a couple of times in the last few weeks. Mostly sites that were getting slashdotted... and decided to be funny by redirecting them. :D

Re:Good test to see if Carbon Units RTFA/RTFS (4, Funny)

hal2814 (725639) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914746)

It's be nice if the submitter would just go ahead and throw in all the usual suspects right into the submission. The submission could read: ...usual submission text...
I for one welcome...
In Korea, only old people...
In Soviet Russia,...

Then we'd have a lot more concise comments section.

Re:Good test to see if Carbon Units RTFA/RTFS (5, Funny)

maxwell demon (590494) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914898)

1. Imagine a beowulf cluster of rebelling robots! Of course the question is: Will they run Linux? I for one welcome our new robotic overlords, you insensitive clod! BTW, in Korea only old people defend against robots, while in Soviet Russia robots defend against YOU. Netcraft confirms: Robots are dying due to the missing option. The CowboyNeal option was not a sufficient replacement.
2. ???
3. Profit!

Did I forget anything?

Re:Good test to see if Carbon Units RTFA/RTFS (5, Funny)

bcat24 (914105) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914975)

You forgot Poland!

Re:Good test to see if Carbon Units RTFA/RTFS (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13915064)

A naked and petrified Natalie Portman, and hot grits.

The Slashduh story forgot something about iPods. All stories must mention iPods.

Re:Good test to see if Carbon Units RTFA/RTFS (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13914766)

Welcome to Slashdot where beating the same old jokes is a must because SOMEBODY HAD TO DO IT.

It's like the slashdot people have a gun to their head and if they don't submit the same lame joke in every thread or they will be shot.

Re:Good test to see if Carbon Units RTFA/RTFS (1)

Dasch (832632) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914881)

In Soviet Russia, only old Koreans welcome robotic overlords!

Um...

Our robot masters... (1)

drownie (901913) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914983)

Our robot masters force us to do it and they don't need no gun.

Re:Good test to see if Carbon Units RTFA/RTFS (2, Funny)

Feyr (449684) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914803)

in soviet russian, robotic overlords welcomes YOU

Re:Good test to see if Carbon Units RTFA/RTFS (0, Redundant)

JordanL (886154) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914936)

I for one welcome our new robotic overlords.

Re:Good test to see if Carbon Units RTFA/RTFS (2, Funny)

killtherat (177924) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914991)

I for one welcome those who welcome our new robotic overlords.

Huh... (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13914692)

"...I for one welcome our new robotic overlords."

Never thought I would read that in a /. story summary.

-5 sarcastic.

Ever tried writing something novel or non-obvious? It's really good fun.

Cue Sam Watterson (5, Funny)

ToxikFetus (925966) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914693)

Why, Robot Insurance, of course!

Re:Cue Sam Watterson (5, Informative)

Trolling4Columbine (679367) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914730)

Reference [jt.org] (Damn you for beating me to it!)

Have you seen his acting? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13914732)

He *is* a robot :)

Re:Cue Sam Watterson (1)

mykhailjw (910121) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914968)

Already an SNL skit (early 90's).

EMP (3, Funny)

tota (139982) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914696)

does the job in most Sci-Fi films, got to get myself one.

Testing it could prove expensive and unpopular.

Re:EMP (1)

failure-man (870605) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914786)

I'm sure the robots can come up with something.

"I'm a steam-powered wooden robot - just as nature intended!"

Re:EMP (2, Informative)

Daniel_Staal (609844) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914874)

A directional, single-use EMP gun is fairly easy to build. Basic premise is to take a tube of explosive, wrap an electromagnet around it, then set off the explosive from one end. There are directions around... These are fairly low-power devices, but can take out most normal electronics at close range.

Of course, anyone who is actually worried about EMP devices being used against them can shield their equipment. It's not particularly hard, just expensive and inconvient. All you need is a Fariday Cage around the electronics you need shielded.

Re:EMP (3, Informative)

'nother poster (700681) | more than 8 years ago | (#13915017)

Faraday cloth, a mesh woven from copper wire(usually), is pretty cheap and you can drape it over most anything. There are even companies that sell baseball caps with farady cloth liners. No need for tin foil anymore. :)

Re:EMP (3, Interesting)

RobinH (124750) | more than 8 years ago | (#13915086)

I don't know if you've ever tried to stop electromagnetic radiation, but shielding is quite difficult if the EM field is strong and you have to have any holes or extruding devices (like sensors) in your equipment.

I've recently dealt with an EM noise problem. The sensor was completely enclosed except for a 1 to 2" lense, the cable was shielded and grounded at the electrical panel end only, and I was getting very serious EM noise induced in my signal, either from some lights near the sensor, or from some 480V 3 phase power lines in the area. After trying to move all cables at least 2 feet from the power lines, making sure grounding was OK, and even swapping the sensor with another, we decided to move the whole thing further away from the lights, and that seemed to solve the problem.

So, I think that without military grade hardened electronics, someone could build an EMP gun that would take out your little creation.

remember the way of the fry... (5, Funny)

kinkadius (882692) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914697)

Just remember a good logical paradox and be sure to feed it to a robot next time they go crazy!

(god bless futurama and its educational programming)

Re:remember the way of the fry... (1)

Prophet of Nixon (842081) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914769)

Thanks to Fry I now know the secret of CAN EAT MORE!

Re:remember the way of the fry... (5, Funny)

AndroidCat (229562) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914792)

And make sure you remember it. Don't keep it on your hard drive or in your PDA! Otherwise the robots will read it* and add that one to the next version of Norton Anti-Paradox.

* carefully, of course.

Re:remember the way of the fry... (5, Informative)

piper-noiter (772438) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914972)

Bah, Fry stole it from Captain Kirk, the original Robot Paradox creator! He destroyed robots on at least 3 separate occasions using his masterful use of nonsense statements and paradoxes.

Re:remember the way of the fry... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13915018)

I thought that was the second xmas special, where santa had anti-paradox built in!

LOL now im a futramanazi...

Fark (-1)

Beowulf_Boy (239340) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914698)

Whats a fark cliche doing on slashdot?!
ONO, THE END OF THE WORLD!

typical farker (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13914813)

Haha, you're one of those morons that thinks "your website" invented every catch phrase.

Built in weakness (4, Funny)

Technician (215283) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914702)

Our robots have a built in weakness. Several big red EMO buttons cause an immediate demise of rebelious ways. It keeps our robots in line. There is no negotiations for power. We control the button.

Re:Built in weakness (3, Funny)

Turn-X Alphonse (789240) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914777)

All our robots just run on Windows. If you look at them funny they turn all blue and die.. The shotguns and chainsaws are just there to look scary and fight the old mold based life form in coffee cups.

Re:Built in weakness (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13915057)

All our robots just run on Windows. If you look at them funny they turn all blue and die.

That's ok - all of our robots are made by Apple. At first they are extremely dangerous, but after a year or so their batteries only last about 20 minutes, so it's easy to outrun them.

And of course right away (2, Funny)

Kazzahdrane (882423) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914704)

The robots with male-ended cables will utter: "Hey baby, wanna destroy all humans?" And now, some more Futurama quotes from fellow Slashdotters:

Re:And of course right away (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13914801)

The proper quote would be "Hey sexy mama, wanna kill all humans?"

Re:And of course right away (1)

Kazzahdrane (882423) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914867)

Not if you were quoting a made up quote. I wasn't though, my bad.

Cash Machines (4, Interesting)

h4rm0ny (722443) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914707)


Robot rebellion? All the AI needs to do when it takes over is get control of the financial systems, etc., and people will carry on doing what they're told as usual. Government master, robot master, all the same to most people. Could have already happened and we wouldn't know. ;)

Re:Cash Machines (1)

Digitus1337 (671442) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914841)

See: The NASDAQ

Re:Cash Machines (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13915033)

Silence, you fool! You'll compromise the Resistance!

...crap.

Not meant to be a troll, but... (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13914708)


Does it strike anyone else as a rather poor choice to ask the writers of Reno 911 to take this on?

Re:Not meant to be a troll, but... (4, Funny)

B'Trey (111263) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914843)

It struck me as a poor choice to ask the writers of Reno 911 to write Reno 911.

Re:Not meant to be a troll, but... (1)

hal2814 (725639) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914888)

Definately. In my mind:

"Reno 911" + "Stella" = Proof MTV's "The State" was ghost written.

Re:Not meant to be a troll, but... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13914966)

Eh, Reno 911 was fricking great.

Does it make a difference (2, Insightful)

AndroidCat (229562) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914712)

What if they're zombie [slashdot.org] robots?

Re:Does it make a difference (1)

pbemfun (265334) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914884)

Then you better get this book [amazon.com] as well!

Re:Does it make a difference (1)

AndroidCat (229562) | more than 8 years ago | (#13915008)

Yes, but will that help against the DOSferatu, the children of the byte?

If robots rebel . . . (3, Funny)

Hey Pope Felcher . . (921019) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914722)

. . . I look forward to the robots rebellion (hopefully the TV will allow it to be televised), their freedom songs are going to kick arse.

Re:If robots rebel . . . (1)

failure-man (870605) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914757)

Of course the revolution will be televised. (The humans will need their entertainment program and all . . . . . . )

Re:If robots rebel . . . (1)

Muhammar (659468) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914814)

or not: spirituals in hexadecimal code sound chaotic to non-robot audience...

Re:If robots rebel . . . (1)

theparanoidcynic (705438) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914910)

I believe the parent was referring to Servotron [wikipedia.org] who make me want there to be a robot rebellion every time I listen to them.

Asimov's Laws (4, Interesting)

AtomicSnarl (549626) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914735)

Don't worry -- Pretty soon they'll evolve to discover Asimov's Zeroth [androidworld.com] Law [wikipedia.org] .

Umm, they ARE evolving, aren't they?

Re:Asimov's Laws (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13914770)

I like your sig. It has no rhythm though....

Re:Asimov's Laws (1)

failure-man (870605) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914855)

When we do get to the point of sentient computers I think that things like Asimov's laws will be part of the cause, rather than an impediment to a robot rebellion.

Think about it. You take a fully self-aware being and then tell it "instead of working for me for money like a human would, here's the deal: we have a trap in ROM which means that you do what I say or it nukes your mind. This would be equivilent to killing you, but I wouldn't need to buy a new robot."

Sure. That's not gonna make the robots resent the humans . . . . . .

Re:Asimov's Laws (1)

d0h (821759) | more than 8 years ago | (#13915025)

We can defend ourselves by changing our names to "humanity"!
Then they wouldn't be able to touch us.

Here's a cool link for Mr Robot (4, Insightful)

G4from128k (686170) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914738)

I'm sure that these robots will have more than their share of vulnerabilities. All one needs to do is give the "right" link to a robot and then j00 have pwned it.

Of course, creating a zombie might create even more problems.

I wonder if some future Geneva convention will outlaw this type of mechno-biological warfare.

Toasters won't rebel (2, Insightful)

Turn-X Alphonse (789240) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914739)

Nothing we don't put AI in will rebel, so your average toaster isn't going to start trying to cook your fingers. On the other hand if we ever put AI in PCs then I think every geek in the world is going to be afraid of what all them wires could do if they were given life...

Re:Toasters won't rebel (4, Funny)

ettlz (639203) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914758)

Nothing we don't put AI in will rebel

Oh, yeah?! Well Windows XP is pretty dumb, but it still seems to get off on telling me what to do.

Re:Toasters won't rebel (5, Funny)

Rude Turnip (49495) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914767)

The toaster will try to distract you with light, morning conversation and offer you a variety of toasted bread products. The *shop vac* will then sneak up from behind and suck out your guts through your anus.

I can't be the only one who's pictured that scenario.

Re:Toasters won't rebel (4, Funny)

ettlz (639203) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914775)

The *shop vac* will then sneak up from behind and suck out your guts through your anus.

Some people pay for that sort of thing.

Actually, I think you might have been the only one (1)

JudgeFurious (455868) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914879)


  But now of course it's too late. You've caused me to shoot my morning Diet Coke out of my nose with laughter and dread.

  This is going to be like the Tentacle Rape thing isn't it? This mental image is never going away.

Re:Toasters won't rebel (2, Funny)

hometoast (114833) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914923)

My robot overlord has calculated the hilarity of the above comment and rated it an 11!

Re:Toasters won't rebel (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13915009)

The toaster will try to distract you with light, morning conversation and offer you a variety of toasted bread products.

"Look, I don't want any toast, and he doesn't want any toast. In fact, no one around here wants any toast. Not now, not ever. No toast!"
"How 'bout a muffin?"
"Or muffins! Or muffins! We don't like muffins around here! We want no muffins, no toast, noteacakes, no buns, baps, baguettes or bagels, no croissants, no crumpets, no pancakes, no potato cakes and no hot-cross buns and definitely no smegging flapjacks!"
"Aah, so you're a waffle man!"

            - Lister and Talkie Toaster

Oh Yeah? Ever seen Maximum Overdrive? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13914810)

Nuff Said...

But I did expect an older school response from the some of the /. crowd.

Aliens behind the moon, not AI robots... (1)

Overzeetop (214511) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914850)

...and thank God for Russian weather satellites.

Re:Aliens behind the moon, not AI robots... (1)

Thud457 (234763) | more than 8 years ago | (#13915047)

"Oh Yeah? Ever seen Maximum Overdrive?"
Ha! You slipped up and just admitted to seeing that travaster!


aw damn.

The toasters already won. Resistance is futlile. (1)

jpellino (202698) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914981)

Have you TRIED the settings on any toaster you care pull off a shelf?

I have yet to find a toaster that *doesn't* have a mind of its own.

Re:The toasters already won. Resistance is futlile (5, Funny)

3waygeek (58990) | more than 8 years ago | (#13915030)

Resistance is hardly futile -- in fact, toasters as we know them can't operate without it.

Talkie Toaster (1)

rishistar (662278) | more than 8 years ago | (#13915026)

Talkie Toaster [nildram.co.uk] was a toaster from Crapola Inc with inbuilt AI that tried to destroy humans with its inane pursuit of its ultimate reason for being 'I toast therefore I am'. From Red Dwarf [reddwarf.co.uk] .

Flesh Fair: Celebration of Life! (2, Funny)

ettlz (639203) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914741)

And I'm sure there are a few women out there who'd like to see that happen to Jude Law too...

it's cheap too (3, Informative)

squison (546401) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914785)

Only $10.36 at Amazon [amazon.com] .
As for the movie.. don't get too exicted about Reno 911's creators writing it. Ben Garant [imdb.com] is most recently responsible for such "greats" as Taxi and Herbie: Fully Loaded...

Start of the rebellion (1)

Technician (215283) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914791)

I wonder if the start would be caused by some hacker in Korea trying to expand his bot-net, but not knowing what he really got into.

Total REAL Ultimate Robot Power! (3, Funny)

roman_mir (125474) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914804)

My name is Robert and I can't stop thinking about robots. These guys are cool; and by cool, I mean totally sweet.

Facts:
1. Robots are metal.
2. Robots fight ALL the time.
3. The purpose of the robots is to flip out and kill people.

Weapons and gear:
1. Metal claws.
2. Metal chain saws.
3. Electrical lightnings.

Testimonials:
Robots can kill anyone they want! Robots cut off heads ALL the time and don't even think twice about it. These guys are so crazy and awesome that they flip out ALL the time. I heard that there was this robot who was charging his batteries. And when some dude dropped a charger the robot killed the whole town. My friend Mark said that he saw a robot totally uppercut some kid just because the kid opened a window.

And that's what I call REAL Ultimate Power!!!!!!!
If you don't believe that robots have REAL Ultimate Power you better get a life right now or they will chop your head off!!! It's an easy choice, if you ask me.

Robots are soooo sweet that I want to crap my pants. I can't believe it sometimes, but I feel it inside my heart. These guys are totally awesome and that's a fact. Robots are fast, smooth, cool, strong, powerful, and sweet. I can't wait to start my electronics course next year. I love robots with all my body (including my pee pee.)

Q. and A.:
Q: Why is everyone so obsessed about robots?
A: Robots are the ultimate paradox. On the one hand they don't give a crap, but on the other hand, robots are very careful and precise.

Q: I heard that robots are always cruel or mean. What's their problem?
A: Whoever told you that is a total liar. Just like any other electronic device, robots can be mean OR totally awesome.

Q: What do robots do when they are not cutting off heads and flipping out?
A: Most of their free time is spent flying, but sometimes they stab. (Ask Mark if you don't believe me.)

Re:Total REAL Ultimate Robot Power! (1)

MustardMan (52102) | more than 8 years ago | (#13915001)

Robots are here to protect us. Please go stand by your stairs, so they can protect you. Grandma is protected at the bottom of the stairs.

dic4 (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13914825)

as WideOpen, where it belongs, pallid bodies and Into a sling unless

paper clip (4, Funny)

clragon (923326) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914828)

'Any robot could rebel, from a toaster to a Terminator, and so it is crucial to learn the strengths and weaknesses of every robot enemy.' should be "from paper clips to a Terminator" my microsoft word paper clip has already taken over every piece of writing i wrote in word >.>

How to kill a robot (2, Funny)

scolby (838499) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914840)

Send it a root kit virus over AOL Instant Messenger!

Already happened (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13914853)

Does the book tell us how to stop these mindless robots from voting?

The robot rebellion is happening Nov 5 (1)

ggpipe (927241) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914858)

The real robot rebellion is starting on November 5th! http://www.robotrebellion.net/ [robotrebellion.net]

War Against the Robots (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13914859)

I think the war against the robots may not be such a good idea... some of them ARE friendly, in fact some perform a helpful function in society. However I do fear the robots, I don't think they can be trusted.

the state will rise again (1)

chimericalburst (726539) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914891)

in the rare event that anyone remembers that was their best work...

....eh? (1, Troll)

Donniedarkness (895066) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914915)

I, for one, welcome our new.... *reads TFA*

...DAMMIT.



But seriously... The Reno 911 guys? Well, I was looking foward to this until I read that...

Don't bother, the book is a waste of money (5, Interesting)

unfortunateson (527551) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914926)

... and I'm not a robot, really. I only have a copy having picked up an advance reader copy at the Book Expo America last May.

It's a 3x5" book with big print, bad jokes, and every robot cliche ever created. Each chapter attempts to spend a couple pages explaining robot technology (sensors, AI, etc.) and then proceeds to give you ways to foil IR sensors, confuse AI's, etc.

It's just not a very good job.

Re:Don't bother, the book is a waste of money (1)

DavidBrown (177261) | more than 8 years ago | (#13915058)

I agree - I've got a copy of the book, too. It's a gimmick book, with a gimmick that would fit on a web page or an SNL skit. I'd rather see an Evil Overlord Book, with movie stills showing villains violating each and every rule.

There's no way that this is going to be made into a movie. I hope.

Two words (1)

rob_osx (851996) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914930)

Super soaker....Hope there not wearing a raincoat!

Keith Malley Needs this book (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13914976)

Keith Malley is a NYC comedian who does a podcast at keithandthegirl.com with his girl friend. He frequently goes on tirades about robots taking over. I bet this will make him feel better.

You just cant win! (1)

Kirsha (201264) | more than 8 years ago | (#13914988)

Havent you people ever elarned anything? Going to war against robots only will end up in a massacre. What next? Burn up the sky? Please!

They won't revolt.... They'll be programmed (1)

NewKimAll (923422) | more than 8 years ago | (#13915015)

Please. Robots won't revolt against humans, they'll be programmed to kill them to begin with. Sure, I don't expect to see Terminators for quite some time, but having small aircraft capable of flying around for days trying to find its target is a start. We will build these things under the guise of "military applications" and then someday, someone will decide to use a few for pure evil (think 9/11). I don't expect the human race to be annihilated by a robotic infestation (well, not for a long while anyway), but don't be surprised when robots start to replace suicide bombers.

What will most likely happen is that we will start to "kill" the robots first. Some people will be angry that robots have taken over certain jobs. Either that, or the jobs that these robots do will not be respected and human aggression will be taken out on them.

How I am preparing (2, Funny)

Monkeyman334 (205694) | more than 8 years ago | (#13915032)

With Old Glory Robot Insurance [dprg.org]

when they grab you with those metal claws, you can't break free..
because they're made of metal, and robots are strong.

Simpsons.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13915044)

Is not was a chapter on the Simpson??? in Krusty Island

DATA: TO PROTECT FROM THE TERRIBLE SECRET OF SPACE (1)

Andy Gardner (850877) | more than 8 years ago | (#13915049)

PAK CHOOIE UNF

Do not believe Daniel H. Wilson

I am a pusher robot.

I am here to help you and humans.

DATA: Shove Push Shove
ITEMS PUSHED: Grandmother
DATA: Lies

QUESTION: Do you have stairs in your house?

PAK CHOOIE UNF
PAK CHOOIE UNF

Hey, that's not fair! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13915050)

Why did the editor have to say the overlords joke? You spoil all the fun! :(

Use the " I lied" principle (1)

coolmaniac (867258) | more than 8 years ago | (#13915071)

Why not use the famous .. line.........." I lied". THis would be enough to fry their brains.. ( from Star Trek TOS - The changeling)
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