When Robots Attack: What Does the Future Hold?


Truth be told, robots have never really revved my engine so to speak, but the Daily Mail (where else am I going to get my EPL news?) has a fine piece on just what the human-robot relationship might end up becoming. It touches on recent proposed legislation that would grant robots “human rights” (which is insane), nursing home robots and whether or not they’ll go Cuckoo’s Nest crazy and how they’ll perform on the battlefield: will they refuse orders? how can they follow orders that make them cause harm to humans, breaking Asimov’s cardinal rule?

Considering that most robots we have nowadays can only clean around the house—Asimo notwithstanding—This is a debate that’s years in the future. Here’s hoping robots still want to be our friends.

What would happen if the robots turned against us? [Daily Mail]