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Don't worry, you don't need to be scared about that terrifying robot video

It's not the end of the world - quite yet

Don't worry, you don't need to be scared about that terrifying robot video
20 August 2018

One thing that humans seem incapable of accepting is that not all progress is good progress. Look at these incredible cars we’ve managed to invent! Bad news, the carbon dioxide they produce will probably burn us all alive sooner rather than later. Look at the these natty plastic cups we’ve created! Sorry, your oceans will now be full of this stuff for the next billion years (if the planet doesn’t cook it all first, which it will).

And every few months or so, we’ll get an update on the progress of scientists who are developing robots which, if things go according to what we’ve seen in movies, will lead to our certain demise before the global oven is even turned up to ‘gentle cook’ levels.

You know the ones, things like these:

And these:

So, primed as we are for terrifying robots that will soon claim dominion over us, naturally, we all accepted that this clip, which was doing the rounds on Twitter, was simply the next step in their inexorable march toward killing the human race.

Just take a look at this, accompanied by Derren Brown’s seemingly accurate proclamation of “WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE”:

A not unreasonable thing to say, given how terrifyingly humanlike it is - and those haunting, haunting eyes, that have seen death at close quarters, and not flinched, not even for a nanosecond.

However, thankfully, you don’t need to worry quite yet, because the clip is simply some excellently-done CGI, which was originally created for ADAM, a series of post-apocalyptic sci-fi short films by the director Neill Blomkamp, who went on to make District 9, Chappie and Elysium.

ADAM was created with the Unity game engine and looks incredibly lifelike; however, for now at least, it doesn’t actually exist.

However, it’s simply a matter of time before one of these does actually exist, and then goes on a vengeful killing spree, eventually wiping out the entire human race.

Have a great week everyone!

(Image: AllStar)