The robots are coming

Actually, they're here. Meet Sophia

From the the BBC: "Meet Sophia, a robot who made her first public appearance in the Saudi Arabian city of Riyadh on Monday, October 23, 2017.

Sophia was such a hit she was given Saudi citizenship in front of hundreds of delegates at the Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh on 25 October."

“I am very honored and proud for this unique distinction. This is historical to be the first robot in the world to be recognized with a citizenship,” Sophia said.

In addition, she stated: "In the future, I hope to do things such as go to school, study, make art, start a business, even have my own home and family ..." She also added, in response to a query from her creator, David Hanson, "OK. I will destroy humans."

Really? A robot gets citizenship? Is legally a person? Says she will destroy humans??? You just witnessed the future. This is absolutely the future - and the future is now - as foretold by science fiction authors in the iconic science fiction books of the 1950's.

The robots are coming. In fact, they're already here.

UPDATE: According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution newspaper," Robots will soon help stock shelves at about 50 Walmart stores.

The two-foot tall robots are fitted with cameras to scan aisles and check stock, identifying missing, misplaced, mislabeled and mispriced items. The robots will give that information to employees who will fix the issues."