Topics: Robot, Automaton, Humanoid robot Pages: 2 (712 words) Published: December 18, 2012
The robot apocalypse. It is going to happen soon and you need to be prepared to face the dangers involved and survive the apocalypse. However, not all robots would be life threatening. What people don't appreciate, when they picture Terminator-style automatons striding triumphantly across a mountain of human skulls, is how hard it is to keep your footing on something as unstable as a mountain of human skulls. Most humans probably couldn't manage it, and they've had a lifetime of practice at walking without falling over. Of course, our technology is constantly improving. But we have a long way to go. Here are a few snapshots of what an actual robot apocalypse might look like: In labs everywhere, experimental robots would leap up from lab benches in a murderous rage, locate the door, and—with a tremendous crash—plow into it and fall over. But robotics labs are only a small part of the revolution. There are computers all around us. What about the machines closest to us? Could our cell phones turn against us? Yes, but their options for attacking us are limited. They could run up huge credit card bills, but the computers would control our financial system anyway—and frankly, judging from the headlines lately, that might be more of a liability than an asset. So the phones would be reduced to attacking us directly. It would start with annoying ringtones and piercing noises. Then kitchen tables around the country would rattle as the phones all turned on their ‘vibrate’ functions, hoping to work their way to the edges and fall on unprotected toes. Military drones probably fit the Terminator description more closely than anything else around, and there’s no getting around the fact that they’d be pretty dangerous. The presence of these killing machines and military drones would be the biggest threat to our modern society in the robot apocalypse. You are going to need to know how to destroy these threats, learn how to stay be evasive, and how to survive without the...
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