Robots Turn On Us in Robopocalypse

Posted on June 20, 2011

Robopocalypse


Robopocalypse, by Daniel H. Wilson, is a science fiction thriller about a robot uprising against humans. They could have picked a better title for the tech thriller. It all begins on Zero Hour, the day the robots turn on us. The dangerous intelligence in the book is called Archos and it has the persona of a shy human child.

The publisher says, "Archos comes online and assumes control over the global network of machines that regulate everything from transportation to utilities, defense and communication."

There have been sporadic glitches noticed by a handful of unconnected humans in the months leading up to Archos's takeover. They include "a single mother disconcerted by her daughter's menacing 'smart' toys, a lonely Japanese bachelor who is victimized by his domestic robot companion" and "an isolated U.S. soldier who witnesses a 'pacification unit' go haywire."

Here are two different trailers that were created for the book. Take a look:





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