Computer scientist, Professor Stuart Russell from University of California, Berkeley, has said: “Humans could be left utterly defenceless by flying robots that think for themselves and are designed to kill. The autonomous weapons systems (Laws) could be deployed within a decade.” Hold the phone Joan, who decided all robots must be aggressive? Why there is nothing to prevent re-programmable ‘terminators’ from enrolling in stage schools! I for one would pay big bucks to see shiny thespians popping their rivets on stage in say, Miss Saigon, Richard III, Evita, The Sound of Music, Of Mice and Men,West Side Story, Romeo & Juliet, The Producers, Death of a Salesman, La Cage aux Folles, Uncle Vanya, The Wizard of Oz and Sweeney Todd. Frankly it will be a blessed change from some of the wooden performances I’ve been forced to sit through! Furthermore, robot actors would be able to jam cell phone signals so the tosser sitting behind me can’t make a call or answer one!

Shakespeare reworked for a ‘new breed’ of actor!

“Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your Random Access Memory. I come here to bury Caesar in malware, not to praise him.” (Julia Caesar)

“To be or not to be sentient, that is the question.” (Macbeth)


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