Thursday, January 26, 2006

How to Survive a Robot Uprising

Schneier on Security: How to Survive a Robot Uprising

It's Friday, so why not somthing a little silly?

This is a good start:

i'm reading about how to survive a robot uprising. i'm not gonna give away all the secrets, but i'll share a few...
  • choose a complex environment. waterfalls, street traffic, and places with lots of ambient noise confuse the robots.
  • lose your heat signature. smear yourself with mud and leaves and sit real still.
  • use uncommon words to suss out robots on the phone. robots do not know how pronounce supercalifragilisticexpealidocious.
  • find a blunt weapon. serrated edges won't work on robo exo-skeletons. nope.
  • alter your stride. robots can judge gait and injury, even height and intention, by stride, so put some rocks in your shoes and mix things up a bit. doing some ministry of silly walks stuff goes even further towards confusing them.
  • pretend that everything is normal. to forstall a mechanized killing spree, you must pretend that nothing is amiss.

Surely we can do better. Any other suggestions?

(How to Survive a Robot Uprising via Schneier on Security.)

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