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  • Fear of Robots: Mainframe-Era Version

    Posted by David Foster on February 6th, 2014 (All posts by )

    New Yorker cartoon by David Langdon. (click to expand) I can’t find a date for this, but it was probably sometime in the late 1950s or early 1960s.

     

    3 Responses to “Fear of Robots: Mainframe-Era Version”

    1. Bill Brandt Says:

      There was a Twilight Zone episode on this very subject.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Brain_Center_at_Whipple%27s

    2. Michael Kennedy Says:

      I liked the one that came out in 1959 with the computer printing out a message that read “Cogito ergo sum.”

    3. Grurray Says:

      This was a good movie

      http://www.rottentomatoes.com/mobile/m/desk_set/?nopopup=true

      Modern treatment of a surprisingly perpetually arising concerns
      Plus you can’t beat Hepburn and Tracy.