Spider bots in the shower
A fascinating piece over at the Hoover Institution site lays out the possible robotic future of violence. Not just the violence of nation states against each other, or terrorists against nations, the author, Gabriella Blum, postulates that much of violence and crime — you know, what passes for basic human interaction, will be via robot and drone. Sure, there’ll still be good old-fashioned back-alley bludgeonings and fisticuffs at church, but the advent of amazingly capable and widespread drone technology will make it easier for folks to go all U.S. Air Force Predator drone on each other.
It boils down to this: that spider in your shower might not be a spider — your business partner might be about to wipe you out with a micro death bot.