In light of the anticipated release of the next Terminator installment, I ran across this article entitled How Worried Should You Be About the Robot Takeover? P.W Singer writes:
Terminator: Salvation, the fourth installment of the Terminator franchise, takes place in 2018, a number of years after an artificial-intelligence network devised by the U.S. military, called Skynet, has turned on its masters and set off a nuclear war. The sentient computer now controls an army of killer robots tasked with hunting down and killing every last member of the human race. It’s Hollywood popcorn at its best, if not for the scary fact that the movie touches on some very real trends in modern military technology.
He goes on to argue that there is no cause for alarm, but I’m not so sure. Anyway, what it really made me think about was (IMHO) one of the greatest SNL commercial ever “Old Glory Insurance,” and I thought that maybe you’d like to be as prepared as possible for the inevitable day the robots come alive–because, as we know, thanks to Sam Watterson: you’re probably aware of the threat robots pose. Robots are everywhere, and they eat old people’s medicine for fuel.