As You Sleep Tonight, Dream About These Two Robots Chasing You

What could be more dystopian than H.G. Wells’ classic novel “War of the Worlds”? These tottering (and, admit it, kind of adorable) humanoid robots, too, seem to hold an uncanny sway over our imaginations. What is it about “technological advancement” that inspires so many writers and filmmakers to envision “apocalyptic things to come”?


Well, it looks like we can draw a big, fat, red line through “run over a pile of rocks” and “knock it off-balance with a 20-pound weight” on our list of ways to escape when a humanoid robot’s chasing after you.

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