When the Robots Take Over I’ll Be Ready T Shirt

by on November 2, 2010

Not sure if this shirt is related to any sort of pop culture phenomenon or if it came straight out of the beautiful minds working at Snorg Tees. Do you know? Yeah, you, the person reading this. You are reading this aren’t you?

Anyway, my 6 second Internet search didn’t come up with anything conclusive, so at the end of this post I give you a Flight of the Conchords video about robots, so that you won’t think I’m writing in a vacuum with no idea of events outside of my mom’s basement.

It’s a funny little piece of clothing this When the Robots Take Over I’ll Be Ready T Shirt with its image of some dude made up in robot costume made of boxes, oven mitts, and maybe a little duct work cylinder stuff.

Will you be ready in the inevitable event that the robots take over the world? We’ve gone down a long, dark road since Isaac Asimov made rules about robots in 1942:

“According to Asimov, a robot ‘may not injure a human being,’ ‘must obey any orders given to it by human beings,’ and ‘must protect its own existence, as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.’ Asimov sometimes broke these rules, but even so, they speak to a certain idealized notion of robots, suggesting that intelligent, self-aware machines might simultaneously serve and live in harmony with their human creators.”

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