Robots and Nature

Our most powerful tool against the robots is the natural world. This fact is overlooked almost entirely in human/robot war literature because humans are the ones writing it, and humans tend to think of the natural world as basically a good thing to be in. Sure, we like our air conditioning, to be sheltered from the rain, and to avoid poisonous snakes, but in general we view the habitable zone of the Earth to be a pretty great thing to be in. This is no coincidence! Trillions of experiments conducted over billions of years have produced a staggering array of creatures about as optimally adapted to the myriad environmental niches of the Earth as you can imagine. And we’re one of them!

Robots, on the other hand, were developed in laboratories, in warehouses and garages. The natural world is alien to them and they do not belong in it. Of course, the natural world is full of danger to man as well as machine, but there’s an enormous difference between being killed by a bear and your brain frying itself to death because it’s a little humid out.


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