Sarah Conner had Skynet. Will Smith had IRobot. Wall-E had Eva. And you, I'm sorry to say have Grognostics to help you along your path towards the robot singularity. Part I of our robot series covered the history of robotics and what man has in store for our mechanical counterparts. Part II is, from the words of Brittany Spears, "not so innocent." Quite more sinister, and what should keep us all up and night is what happens when these robots we create have had enough of our dictatorship rule? Will there be an uprising? Or will there be a suppression at the very least? Exactly how long will it be before your coffee machine is dominating you in all aspects of your life? Yes, even that. Let's just say that for those "50 Shades of Grey" fans... you don't know pain until you're in the red room with your Keurig and a bag of decaf, let me tell you. Sir Matthew joins us. Beer graciously provided by Tavour, the best online beer service on the planet.
Engrained somewhere deep in our DNA is human's fear of robots and machines. We feel it is inevitable that ultimately they will destroy us all and leave our carcasses for the robot vultures to devour. Why is this? Why can't we envision a world where humans and robots co-exist peacefully and happily? Join us for this two-part show about where the future of robots is headed. On this show we talk through the history of robots and ultimately what humanity will gain from these advancements. Then on next week's show we discuss how robots will benefit and humans, possibly not so much. Beers donated by Tavour - online beer delivery service. You can find their beers at tavour.com