Gojomo

2005-11-01
FEMA's not ready for robot revolution -- so you'd better be

Here at Gojomo Blog, we've been following the threat of robot insurrection for years, starting with commentary about one of the more unusual 'Long Bets' (#86), positing that "[b]y the year 2150, over 50% of schools in the USA or Western Europe will require classes in defending against robot attacks."

Well now via Slashdot, we see that the rest of America is waking up to this danger. A new book by Daniel H. Wilson, How to Survive a Robot Uprising: Tips on Defending Yourself Against the Coming Rebellion, will finally give Americans the skills they need to survive this threat -- a potential disaster that could be greater than terrorism, hurricanes, and earthquakes combined.

Wilson is an actual Carnegie Mellon roboticist, so you know you're getting the inside scoop the robots don't want you to know.

Writers Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant are taking a break from their usual lighthearted work to adapt the book for the big screen -- and no doubt this educational film will someday be a key part of American schools' robot-defense curriculum.

And again: it's not too late to buy Old Glory Robot Insurance (video) (transcript).

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