questionsis the robot apocalypse coming?


We're getting closer every day...


Cute link, thanks for sharing!


Not according to my modified Drake equation:

N = R* x Fp x Ne x Fe x Fi x Fc x L

Where N = the number of killer robots with the capability to seek out humans and kill them.


R* = the average rate of new robot factories per year
fp = the fraction of those robots factories that have actually create robots
ne = the average number of robots that can potentially move on it's own per robot factory
fℓ = the fraction of the above that actually go on to develop intelligence at some point
fi = the fraction of the above that actually go on to develop weapons
fc = the fraction of robots with weapons that are programmed with the desire to kill humans
L = the length of time for which such robots survive. They need power, oil, maintenance etc.

Plugging in numbers show that N is a very small number so the probability is too low to be concerned about it.


@inkycatz: My pleasure. They've been doing it for a few weeks now, so definitely check out the other posts.


I'm more concerned about the velociraptor problem.


@samstag: Now I have yet another thing to worry about. :P


I hope not, how will my floors get clean if my robotic sweeper/mop turns on me??


@samstag: It has been 4 work days since our last velociraptor incident. Yay!


It's too hot here for a velociraptor to survive. A robot, on the other hand, possibly could live in the wild if it had built-in A/C.