Technology is supposed to be dumb. Like a computer, sure it can do things a million times faster than a human, but in the end it can't think or move. It's effectively the ultimate slave.
I know I won't be alive by the time technology is able to learn and think, but I hope people are smart enough to ensure it has no possibility of causing us harm. And I don't mean this stupid idea of the "Robot Laws" because that's nothing but code and all code can be cracked. Technology needs physical barriers, like a computers inability to move, or how Asimo is half the size of a fully grown man.
That's what I was trying to get across. Once robots determine that humans are inferior and not able to keep up with a robot's efficiency level, it'll spell the end of the human race.
[Edited by TalonKarde, 9/18/2010 1:57:36 PM]
First of all, that ignores the safeguards which are in place (it is literally impossible to accidentally launch a missile, they aren't even kept fueled and need a set of permission codes from AFSPC to even begin fueling), and the fact that the only country that can respond is Russia. No one else possess the range.
But more to the point, that's not particularly relevant to the topic at hand--which is, robots.