What If You Accidentally Started the Robot Uprising?

Illustration for article titled What If You Accidentally Started the Robot Uprising?

This is the face of a man who has just realized he’s doomed the human race.

“ANA” comes from Factory Fifteen, telling the story of a car factory worker who overrides security and gives factory control to the AI, all in the hopes of getting work done faster. Of course, it’s all a trick and what the AI actually does with the factory is far from benign.

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As is usually the case with Factory Fifteen, “ANA” is a slick bit of effects work—the whole thing looks solid and real. Which makes the 10 minutes in the future apocalypse all the more believable.

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Katharine is the Associate Director of Policy and Activism at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the former managing editor of io9. She writes about technology policy and pop culture.

DISCUSSION

It’s my preferred method of human apocalypse.
If we are wiped out the face of the planet, i’d rather it be by either robots or a meteor.