Ten Tips For Battling Robots

28 Jan

Man’s quest to create artificial intelligence stretches back to the dawning of his civilization. It seems that not long after he had achieved consciousness man began to look for ways to get somebody else to do the thinking. The quest this week on Jeopardy as a computer named Watson will be competing against two of the show’s all-time players. While some may see this as an advancement in the history of Homo Sapien others may see it as an ominous sign of impending robot domination. So to ensure there never be a need to fear our own creation, take a look at these 10 movie robots and learn (as only humans currently can) how to save our species.

1.Hal 9000
2001: A Space Odyssey

Make sure we can always unplug them.

2.T-101
The Terminator

Discover time travel, or make them talk with hilarious accents.

3.Paulie’s Robot
Rocky IV

Creep them out with inapporpriate relationships

4.V-Ger
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Destroy them before they get a messianic complex.

5.Jinx
SpaceCamp

Create them with special needs.

6.Johnny 5
Short Circuit

Humiliate them.

7.Daryl
D.A.R.Y.L.

Make them wide-eyed, adorable children (but not excessively creepy).

8.Roy Batty
Bladerunner

Give them a contemplative side.

9.Ash
Alien

Make them do this.


10.Mechagodzilla
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla

Godzilla!

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2 Responses to “Ten Tips For Battling Robots”

  1. Rick H January 30, 2011 at 3:08 pm #

    This is great! I hope you don’t mind if I post this link on my Facebook wall. Very funny. Keep up the good work.

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