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Our D.C. office building got a security robot. It drowned itself. We were promised flying cars, instead we got suicidal robots.

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@natecull my fears of the robot revolution decline with each passing day I write code.

@natecull lol i was coming here to post about this. a friend of a friend works at that office

@natecull I wish people would by expensive equipment that isn't fit for purpose from _me_...

@natecull I knew Marvin wasn't going to be much use as a security guard

@natecull Here I am, brain the size of a planet and what do they ask me to do? Watch the fountain. Do you call that a life? Because I don't...*glug glug glug*

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well, fictional AI often attempt suicide

maybe it became self-aware and we're just getting to that part of the curve

@wrenpile I think what we can take from this is that our Future Mechanical Benefactors might be smart enough to avoid pools and to climb stairs, but pools *with* stairs could do the trick

@natecull The beginning of robots like Marvin from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy?
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