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Tom Toles
Posted at 07:20 AM ET, 10/26/2011

Attention carbon units!

Here we go. You wanted things to get REALLY interesting? You have not long to wait.

Writers have been grumping recently about the fact that a time traveller from 1900 to 1950 would be astonished at all the technological changes like refrigerators and telephones (not to mention, I guess, the time machine he used), but that a similar traveller from 1950 to 2000 would just have the internet to marvel at. But wait. Rather, you won’t have to wait long. It’s coming. THEY are coming.

The robots. The computer-robots. The AI computer robots. The fine-motor-skill robots driven by super-super-powerful and rapidly-evolving smarts are already starting to roll clicking and humming into our lives and this is going to change EVERYTHING. Fast, and then faster. Even more than the refrigerator did! Think about what you do for a living. The AI robot will do it better. Except cartooning, of course. Yes, the long promised day when robots will do all the work (and deliver their paychecks back to their owners) is dawning. The Age of Nefarious. You can try to stop them, but they will control the drones you hear circling above.

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