HOWTO survive a robot uprising (just add water)

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19 Responses to “HOWTO survive a robot uprising (just add water)”

  1. ADM says:

    That reminds me of this short, but compelling, documentary about an actual robot uprising that occurred back in the year 2000:

    https://vimeo.com/46796178

  2. Conan Librarian says:

    Thats cute, but your forgetting the death from above, the drones that are already killing hundred’s maybe even thousands of people per year. All thanks to government immunity. 

    • flosofl says:

      He mentions drones, but you go ahead and insert your agenda here.

      • Conan Librarian says:

        Oh yea, my evil “maybe you shouldn’t be indiscriminately bombing people from the air using drones piloted from thousands of miles away based on the most vague evidence” agenda. What a sad world.  

    • Marc Mielke says:

      The drones are generally piloted by humans. Just not humans anywhere near the drones. In his scenario, the drones that are in the air are indeed deadly until they run out of missiles; the ones that are not in the air are stuck wherever they are, like a Roomba in the closet. 

    • Paul Renault says:

       Not robots.  Rather, remote-controlled machines.

  3. Repurposed says:

    My Kindle was pretty slow last week. I also somehow double posted on Facebook.

    Thus began the most passive-aggressive uprising ever.

  4. Steve Hoefer says:

    If advanced robots decided humans were a problem they wouldn’t destroy us, they’d just leave the planet and take over the rest of the universe. Seriously, we don’t have anything they want. And why mess with some annoying biological material at the bottom of a gravity well full of dirt when you can make yourself into a spaceship and have the universe at your beck and call?  The only danger to humans is that some of us might get trampled in the rush to leave the planet.

    • Marc Mielke says:

      Unfortunately, the robot that develops sentience first will be the first robot manufactured for mass production: the Roomba. Because we are ugly fleshy things, we are obviously ‘UNCLEAN’, and because its sentience derives directly from its original programming, well…

    • retepslluerb says:

      They might like animals.

      They might be religious.

      They might consider themselves to be „the humans” and us embarrassing.

      They might have reasoning that’s totally alien to us.

    • Andrew Pam says:

       See also “Accelerando” by Charles Stross.

  5. Amelia_G says:

    This complements nicely with Mark Meadows’s “We, Robot,” which I’m halfway through.

  6. timquinn says:

    Thing is, Randall has lapped all of you and your acting like he just caught up.

  7. Mike Robinson says:

    I don’t believe I’ve actually ever LOL’d, but the baseball question was a first. Now I would just like to see a Randall + Mythbusters team up episode. 

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