Wednesday, May 09, 2007

“Listen to them, they're dying, R2. Curse my metal body. I wasn't fast enough. It's all my fault. My poor master.” C-3PO


Have you become aware of the robots invading your life? There seem to be robots for everything from vacuuming up your floors to making cars you drive. Now I have seen a few movies were the ever so friendly robot turns mean and ugly and suddenly you are trapped alone in a spaceship listening to a way too calm voice. So the question is what does one do when the robot servants turn to robot attackers? We pick up a neat book with a simple name; How to Survive a Robot Uprising. This is a book you should read very soon. Essentially it gives you all the techniques needed to deal when the world goes haywire. The author Daniel H. Wilson knows what he is talking about as he is an expert in robots technology. I am not too sure of his experience with them attacking him but he most likely watched the same movies I did. It really is a fun read and is written from the most dead pan delivery ever. However if you cannot find the book because all the crazy robots are stealing them then you can get a sample on their site.Give it a try.

1 comment:

John said...

Thanks for the head's up on this title and on the pending uprising. I'm not too worried right, though; I can out run most ATM Machines and I can kick a "Roomba" right out of the room. I was a little nervous watching a morning news program a while back where a guy was showing off his "Asimo" type 'bot that had such good balance it could carry things up stairs. This guy was showing off the mechanics by pushing the robot down and letting it right itself- but he was doing it over and over again! As soon as this little 'bot would struggle to it's feet this fella would just shove the thing back down. I thought to myself, "Uh oh, this is how the trouble is gonna start."
For right now I'm more worried about red-light cameras, though.