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November 9, 2006 5:48 AM   Subscribe

Dear Fellow Flesh Slugs,
     The robots are coming, and they are hungry. This man may have helped them. Prepare yourself.
posted by Brandon Blatcher (17 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
It's ok, the monkeys will save us.
posted by mediareport at 5:59 AM on November 9, 2006

I'm not worried. I have insurance.
posted by mkb at 6:06 AM on November 9, 2006

Boilerplate (from the first link)
posted by caddis at 6:09 AM on November 9, 2006

Engineers in the country have created hundreds of robots for everything from entertainment to mine clearance.

On first read I thought it said mime clearance.

Of course, that would be good, too.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 6:09 AM on November 9, 2006

totally cool. is that squirrel i see outside...
i'm scared
posted by localhuman at 6:13 AM on November 9, 2006

They will send us to tend the great machine as well.
posted by mkb at 6:14 AM on November 9, 2006

Where can I buy robot insurance?
posted by gagglezoomer at 6:29 AM on November 9, 2006

I'm a vegetarian. Does that mean I will taste like tofu?
posted by randomination at 6:40 AM on November 9, 2006

Like cows, once robots taste blood, their hunger for human flesh can never be satiated. (from the 4th link)

Truer words have never been spoken.
posted by slimepuppy at 6:47 AM on November 9, 2006

Becoming a robot
posted by caddis at 9:08 AM on November 9, 2006

I've always suspected that mankind was actually a breakfast and/or luncheon meat, and I for one welcome our new breakfast and/or luncheon meat loving robot overlords....

*Wraps self up in a ziplock baggy, jumps into refigerator and closes door*
posted by Skygazer at 10:54 AM on November 9, 2006

Westinghouse creates ELEKTRO a human-like robot that could walk, talk, and smoke.

So much for robot domination. They will all be in the sanatarium coughing.
posted by Cranberry at 12:39 PM on November 9, 2006

I was hoping this thread would veer off into a full scale MeFi discussion of Battlestar Galactica.

oh well. Good show tho.
posted by First Post at 2:30 PM on November 9, 2006

I wish I'd saved it, but I didn't: About five years ago, there was a small news item (from England?) about some place that made fighting robots. One of the robots got put in the penalty box. It was later noticed to be missing. After a brief search, it was found in the parking lot, on its way to who-knows-where.

Again, this was a FIGHTING robot.

I considered it a watershed moment in earth history.
posted by neuron at 7:00 PM on November 9, 2006

I used to program robots for a living. It would have been much more fun if they were fighting robots.
posted by caddis at 8:34 PM on November 9, 2006

neuron, you're talking about this episode involving a predator robot named Gaak, who escaped from an artificial food chain demonstration at a UK science center, probably by following a lucky streak of sunlight. Here's an NPR story with good detail. And yes, someday the remnants of the human race will huddle underground around piles of cold mashed worms and teach their frail, near-blind offspring the epic story of evil Gaak's conquest of the world.
posted by mediareport at 10:57 PM on November 9, 2006

(If the monkeys don't save us, that is.)
posted by mediareport at 10:58 PM on November 9, 2006

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