Sc-fi is supposed to prepare us for the future, but no one gave the script to the robot creators.
The Terminator came out nearly 30 years ago. It lit the warning flare for a whole generation: artificial intelligence (machines, computers, robots, etc etc) will become self aware and will attempt to obliterate mankind. In the movie, this was done by Skynet, a high-powered war machine. Just as Star Trek has pushed us toward a more egalitarian society, the Terminator franchise has subconsciously tried to prepare us to battle human-hating robots.
And it’s been effective.
Take Japan’s repeated efforts to create companion robots, such as this nurse robot from Koroko robotics company:
Creepy, right? Can’t you imagine her peeling off that fake skin and shooting you down with red glowing eyes? Something like this Arnold Schwarzenegger metallic monster:
Now those “geniuses” at Boston Dynamics are fouling it all up. They’ve created a vicious robot that looks like… a galloping, headless goat/horse/metal hybrid, both fast and clumsy at the same time. Vicious. Silly. Unpredictable. Death bringers all the same.
Watch this video and you will realize how confused and ill prepared you will be when this robot is hunting you down.
Nope. We only know how to fight humanoid, Schwarzeneggeresque robots. Not these crazy things.