Surviving The Future Robopocalypse
May 10, 2012 8:01 AM   Subscribe

How To Survive A Robot Uprising. [slyt]
posted by quin (21 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
KNOW YOUR PARADOXES!
posted by Mister Fabulous at 8:08 AM on May 10, 2012 [4 favorites]


Magnets.


Lots of em.
posted by The Whelk at 8:16 AM on May 10, 2012


EMP pulse.
posted by leotrotsky at 8:23 AM on May 10, 2012 [2 favorites]


Sand.

eventually.
posted by leotrotsky at 8:23 AM on May 10, 2012 [2 favorites]


That's why I opted for the uprising rider on my Old Glory robot insurance.
posted by jedicus at 9:10 AM on May 10, 2012 [5 favorites]


If the pilot for Doctor Who taught me anything, it's that you should keep a rug handy, and trick them into rolling across it to get to you.

They get their power from the floor, you see.

Later models did seem to correct that design flaw...
posted by IAmBroom at 9:15 AM on May 10, 2012


Aww, this would never happen. Robots just want to help. And protect us from the terrible secrets of space!
posted by aubilenon at 9:18 AM on May 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


An ounce of prevention...
posted by teekat at 9:24 AM on May 10, 2012


I'm sure if we just limit their lifespans and restrict them all to the offworld colonies, we'll be fine...
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 9:31 AM on May 10, 2012 [2 favorites]


I say we treat them miserably but also give them the ability to acknowledge it as a miserable situation, nothing can go wrong then.
posted by The Whelk at 9:32 AM on May 10, 2012


I, for one, welcome our new insect robot overlords.
posted by TomStampy at 9:42 AM on May 10, 2012


Or we could trap them all on a satellite, and then make them watch terrible movies...
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 9:44 AM on May 10, 2012 [2 favorites]


EMP pulse.

The P in EMP stand for pulse.
posted by Phredward at 10:49 AM on May 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Well, here's the thing. Before there is an 'autonomous' robot uprising, you're going to see people using robots to kill each-other. Already predator drones are robots, but the missile firing is still controlled by the person (and a lot of missiles are highly robotic on their own).

I would bet that in a couple decades you'll also see robotics on the ground taking the place of ordinary troops (check out petman for example)

The irony is once that happens then the threat of "cyber-war" becomes real. Someone could write a virus to take over all military hardware, perhaps using AI to coordinate it.

Of course, we could avoid all this simply by not building robots these robots in the first place.
The P in EMP stand for pulse.
Dude, I heard an EMP Pulse will cause all the money to be spit out of an ATM machine.
posted by delmoi at 10:55 AM on May 10, 2012


Raging meme #1:
How to survive the robot uprising.

Raging meme #2:
How to survive the zombie apocalypse.


Wow, who's thinking the same thing I'm thinking?
posted by CynicalKnight at 11:08 AM on May 10, 2012


Zombots?
posted by aubilenon at 11:49 AM on May 10, 2012


Or you could just make your robot chums fellow citizens with you and give them the same rights you meatbags insist on.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 12:31 PM on May 10, 2012


Master class:
- write an ALGOL program in your head
- speak it at the computer
- stand back, observe billowing cloud of smoke
- cackle maniacally

Zoe Heriot, everybody.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 12:43 PM on May 10, 2012


One word: thermite. One website: Instructables.
posted by codswallop at 12:58 PM on May 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Zombots?


Robots vs Zombies!

Flesh-for-fuel six legged DARPA monsters with autonomous dockable spinning knife quadrocopter appendages go toe-to-toe with hordes of mindless rotting undead. The ultimate solution to the ultimate problem! But gosh, I sure hope their infected-detection sensors aren't compromised by a mad scientist solar flare bumbling sidekick computer virus bacon trebuchet
posted by CynicalKnight at 2:19 PM on May 10, 2012


All you have to do is Power On to activate your high tech combat suit. Take that Lord Dredd!
posted by Chekhovian at 4:04 PM on May 10, 2012


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