Tuesday, September 11, 2007
How to survive a robot uprising
Tips on defending yourself against the coming rebellion. Ok folks, let's face it. Someday these robots are going to be running things and we could be in trouble if we let ourselves get complacent.
How to survive a robot uprising is the title of a really cool book that is written by Daniel H. Wilson. It recently arrived in my mailbox and I haven't been able to put it down. It's packed with all sorts of helpful tips and can be appreciated by simple people who know little to nothing about robots or the book can even benefit the true robot experts that roam this planet.
One chapter I found helpful was entitled "Hot to spot a hostile Robot". It starts out with:
- Be aware of your surroundings - Are you in a robot neighborhood after dark? Always travel with other humans and keep an escape route in mind. (great advice)
And another section says: Be wary of Malfunctions. Whether it intends to or not, a broken robot can be as dangerous as a stick of dynamite. Watch the robot for sparks, melted plastic, or body wracking convulsions. (this happens often in my garage)
The book is chock full of good examples and information. You never know when this information will come in handy .... it could save your life.
I got my copy from amazon.com.