Sunday, October 21, 2007


For decades we've feared the advent of the robot who turns against humanity. In our imaginations we've seen robots develop their own non-human intelligence, and cast themselves free of the shackles of our commands.

What is emerging instead is a robot who attacks us because he embodies our collective intelligence, and acts out our 'leaders' sadistic impulses. This robot is prey to our collective irrational fears, and lashes out angrily at those who pose, in reality, no threat to us.

The physical form of the robot consists of databanks, machines that feed them,machines we use to do things that machines need to have done, such as building roads,and ultimately, machines of war that attempt to steal the fuel and raw materials necessary to maintain themselves as machines of war.

You can't blame the machine. It just does what we want it to.

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