An occasional sputtering of literary output, rants and opinion.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

What could possibly go wrong.

We Make Money Not Art has a post up about a guy at Simon Frazer university who is building aggressive, cooperative autonomous robots that can learn to demand electricity from their "Mothers" and are designed to collaborate on tasks requiring planning...what could possibly go wrong.?

It sounds too much like the set up for a cheesoid Robots-Run-Amok scifi flick to be for real. And yet, if I had access to a decent futures market I think I would offer a couple hundred shares of "Electricity Stealing Robot Rats infest Vancouver by 2012" and see who'd bite.


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