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is there any conclusive evidence for a robot uprising in out near future? if so, what can we do about it?

a lot of prominent roboticists are saying that robots will invade our lives. is there a possibility of a robot uprising sooner than 2019? and what will we do about it? and how are robots getting faster and smarter than us every day unitll eventually they surpass us?


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  • Oct 4 2012: Wow, I have to find cooler things in life to be concerned about! Here I am, concerned about war in the middle east, possible conflict between China & Japan, rising electricity prices, world poverty, and global warming. In reality, I should be concerned with robot wars and whether the iPhone 8 will be better than the Galaxy 6. I am so not cool!
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      Oct 4 2012: was that an attempt at mockery?
      • Oct 4 2012: It sure was, but I was only mocking myself. Sometimes I take things far too seriously, and raising questions about potential robot uprisings is pretty cool, because there is an element of dreaming / imagination involved. I tend to get caught up in the 'here and now', and I should probably cast my thoughts to the future sometimes.
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          Oct 4 2012: cool. thought it was some fairly impressive sarcasm at first. but the 'i am so not cool!' part confused me. :) yeah, this topic and a similar one about ethics and slave labor of robots I found entertaining to consider.

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