Spot on

By Olivia Kember In Commentary

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31st July, 2004
Bet you haven't heard this one before: household robots go feral and have to be killed by humans who are happy to outsource domestic duties, but reserve the right to murder each other. Isaac Asimov's book I, Robot was written in the 1940s; Hollywood's blockbuster of the same name, the latest vehicle for Will Smith to look cool while blowing things up, is out this month. In between we have had endless variations on the theme - 2001: A Space Odyssey, Matrix, AI, etc, all promising the end of human civilisation at a date that, like the Jehovah's Witnesses' apocalypse, is fast approaching but constantly ...

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