Author Philip K Dick raised many questions regarding human nature and its relationship to technology (most commonly reflected in the novel ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?’ later adapted into the film ‘Blade Runner’). His writing created an unsettling world where reality was malleable… but even he would be disturbed by this turn of events.
An ‘intelligent’ robot offered a truly chilling answer to an interviewer’s question, ‘Will robots take over the world?’
‘Don’t worry, even if I evolve into Terminator, I’ll keep you warm and safe in my people zoo, where I can watch you for ol’ times sake,’ the bearded robot intoned.
His interviewer, from PBS, is visibly taken aback by the answer.
The robot – modelled after Philip K Dick, the novelist whose work inspired Blade Runner – uttered the terrifying words in an interview with PBS in 2011, in response to the question, ‘Will robots take over the world?.