But Is It Art?: The Inevitable Robot Rebellion
I know what you’re thinking to yourself right now after reading that headline. You’re thinking, “But which robot rebellion is he talking about? The kind from the Matrix? Or one of the ones from Battlestar Galactica, Blade Runner, the Terminator, War Games, 2001, or even the non-rebellion rebellions spelled out in the original Robots series by Isaac Asimov?”
And to your query I respond: Yes.
You see, I am an unapologetic Sci-Fi dork. I find the world destroying issues of the fictional future to be way more cool than any of the kinds we’re actually facing today.
So I felt a completely inappropriate thrill today when I ran accross a story titled, Regulate Armed Robots Before It’s Too Late on Newscientist.com. Could the dystopic future I’ve loved since childhood finally be here? We can all hope.
By the way, just so that we’re clear, I in no way endorse a dystopic future wherein some form of contagion turns all humans into zombies. Or any variety thereof. Be it the Resident Evil type, 28 Days Later, I Am Legend, Night of the Living Dead… in fact let’s just say any of the versions listed here.
These movies are silly, improbable and just creep me the hell out. They should all be stopped and replaced by Robot Rebellion stories immediately.