Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Sounds like the stuff of sci-fi, but Dr. Daniel H. Wilson says that "If popular culture has taught us anything, it is that someday mankind must face and destroy the growing robot menace." In his book " How to Survive a Robot Uprising," Dr. Wilson offers detailed — and hilariously deadpan — advice on evading hostile swarms of robot insects (don't try to fight — "loss of an individual robot is inconsequential to the swarm"); outsmarting your "smart" house (be suspicious if the house suggests you test the microwave by putting your head in it); escaping unmanned ground vehicles (drive in circles — they'll have a harder time tracking you); and surviving hand-to-hand combat with a humanoid (smear yourself with mud to disguise your distinctive human thermal signature and go for the "eyes" — its cameras).
He's now waiting to hear if Hollywood wants to make a movie out of his book.
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