Yesterdays new york times reviewed this book.
February 14, 2006 Scientist at Play | Daniel Wilson If Robots Ever Get Too Smart, He'll Know How to Stop Them By CORNELIA DEAN
In the movie "I, Robot," robots rise up against humanity.
In the classic sci-fi thriller "Blade Runner," a bounty hunter must exterminate intelligent androids that are both deadly and very unhappy with their creators.
Even in 1920, when the playwright Karel Capek gave English speakers the Czech word "robot" (laborer) in his play "R.U.R.," the androids at Rossum's Universal Robots were bent on wiping out the human race.
"If popular culture has taught us anything," Daniel H. Wilson says, "it is that someday mankind must face and destroy the growing robot menace." Luckily, Dr. Wilson is just the guy to help us do it.
In his new book, "How to Survive a Robot Uprising," Dr. Wilson offers detailed =97 and hilariously deadpan =97 advice on evading hostile swarms= of robot insects (don't try to fight =97 "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 =97 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" =97 its cameras).
If all else fails, reasoning with a robot may work, Dr. Wilson says, but emotional appeals will fall on deaf sensors.
Should you prevail, he offers in a grim addendum: "Have no mercy. Your enemy doesn't."
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