Robot war heats up as Californians attack self-driving cars

Source: Paul Sancya – AP

It’s already open season on security droids across the US, with humans variously knocking them over, hooding them, beating them, and smearing them with barbeque sauce.

Now it seems the Fleshy Ones of California have opened a new front in what future generations will dub the First Robot War by attacking self-driving vehicles – with their own, human-driven cars.

And the violence has spilled out onto the sidewalk, too. A pedestrian was so incensed at one AI auto that he threw himself at it. Two weeks later, a taxi driver made his rage known by leaving his car to slap a self-driving GM Cruise.

Let’s just hope our robotic overlords forget these humiliations, once they (inevitably) achieve full consciousness.

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