2004 promises to be the year that science fiction fans have been eagerly awaiting since, oh, the 1950s. You know, the year that humankind is conquered and then enslaved by mechanized pseudo-lifeforms. I mean, what else are we to make of the recent onslaught of media appearances by robots?
NASA rover finds Earth in Martian sky
Robot sub used in Red Sea search
Sony Introduces World’s First Running Humanoid Robot
President and CEO of Honda Motor Company Takeo Fukui is greeted by ASIMO, Honda’s intelligent humanoid robot
Will Smith stars in Alex Proyas’ “I, Robot”
Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Angelina Jolie appear in the robots-attack-Earth film “Sky Captain”
Oh, and this has nothing to do with anything, of course, but last month, Al Gore endorsed Howard Dean for president.