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What's more likely: a robot uprising, or humans becoming cyborgs?

What's more likely: a robot uprising, or humans becoming cyborgs? | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Are you about to become a cyborg, or will you be crushed by robot overlords?
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Classic Doctor Who - Robot - Episode 1 Part 1 786

Basically what it says on the tin....I mean in the title...lol.....BBC owns Doctor Who I don't own any of these clips...sadly...Karen Gillan Daleks Silurian'...
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10 Ridiculously Unsettling Old-Timey Robots

10 Ridiculously Unsettling Old-Timey Robots | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Nowadays everyone hems and haws about the uncanny valley, but we don't realize how good we have it in the 21st century.
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SF REVIEWS.NET: I, Robot / Isaac Asimov ☆☆☆☆

SF REVIEWS.NET: I, Robot / Isaac Asimov ☆☆☆☆ | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

"Not technically a novel, I, Robot in fact collects the earliest of Asimov's robot short stories and novellettes from the pages of (mostly) Astounding, spanning the entire decade of the 40's. With a framing device involving an interviewer who's researching the life of Dr. Susan Calvin and her involvement with the history of the robots, the stories have been assembled in chronological order to form a novel in effect. Though inescapably dated in many ways — "Robbie" is set in a 1998 that we know has not come to pass — these stories hold an important place in the history of science fiction, not least for their establishment of the highly influential Three Laws of Robotics, but also for the groundbreaking way in which Asimov combined technological speculation with heartwarming, humanistic storytelling. Machines with a heart of gold may very well be a cliché today. Here's where it all began. In Asimov's hands, steel and "positronic brains" have a warmth and humanity that few authors today can successfully attach to their flesh and blood creations. The stories stand by the strength of Asimov's conviction."

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R.I.P. Ray Bradbury, 1920-2012 - Topless Robot

R.I.P. Ray Bradbury, 1920-2012 - Topless Robot | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Science fiction author Ray Bradbury passed away this morning at the age of 91. Of course, when I say "science fiction author," that barely begins to cover it -- Bradbury is one of the greatest sci-fi authors who ever lived, writing ...
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robots.net - Robots Podcast #103: Robopocalypse

robots.net - Robots Podcast #103: Robopocalypse | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

"An avid reader of science fiction, Daniel Wilson originally wanted to be a sci-fi writer, but, because it still wasn't happening as he approached college, he decided upon a career in science, as the next best thing."

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