We’re Boned: The Robot Invasion Has Begun

By David Wharton | Updated

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We try to stay on top of all things robotic here at GFR, so this is the sort of story that puts a big stupid grin on our faces. Because, you see, the robots are coming. Scratch that; they’re already here. Yes, during the last couple of days a series of mysterious robot sightings have been reported in and around Los Angeles. Robots hailing cabs. Robots exiting the subway. Robots lurking around darkened parking lots. Why are they here? What do they want from us? Is there some reason they seem so keen on public transportation? And does anybody have an EMP bomb we can borrow for the GFR security bunker?

Now, the more skeptical among you may dismiss these rampant robot sightings as a hoax or a publicity stunt of some sort. And sure, that may well be true, but isn’t it more fun to imagine that this all means something? Even if that “something” is that the robopocalypse is upon us and we’ll all soon be jacked into the Matrix having our bioelectricity harvested, or possible naked and wearing a collar and being kept as a pet for the robot overlords?

We’re sure the truth is out there somewhere, but in the meantime you can keep track of the robot sightings via the Brilliant Machines tumblr. We’ve included a few more of our favorite ‘bot appearances below.