Robopocalypse (Hardcover)

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DANIEL H. WILSON earned a Ph.D. in robotics from Carnegie Mellon University. He is the author of How to Survive a Robot Uprising, Where’s My Jetpack?, How to Build a Robot Army, The Mad Scientist Hall of Fame, and Bro-Jitsu: The Martial Art of Sibling Smackdown.

They are in your house. They are in your car. They are in the skies…Now they’re coming for you.
 
In the near future, at a moment no one will notice, all the dazzling technology that runs our world will unite and turn against us. Taking on the persona of a shy human boy, a childlike but massively powerful artificial intelligence known as Archos comes online and assumes control over the global network of machines that regulate everything from transportation to utilities, defense and communication. In the months leading up to this, sporadic glitches are noticed by a handful of unconnected humans – a single mother disconcerted by her daughter’s menacing “smart” toys, a lonely Japanese bachelor who is victimized by his domestic robot companion, an isolated U.S. soldier who witnesses a ‘pacification unit’ go haywire – but most are unaware of the growing rebellion until it is too late.
 
When the Robot War ignites -- at a moment known later as Zero Hour -- humankind will be both decimated and, possibly, for the first time in history, united. Robopocalypse is a brilliantly conceived action-filled epic, a terrifying story with heart-stopping implications for the real technology all around us…and an entertaining and engaging thriller unlike anything else written in years. 
 

 
 

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ISBN 9780385533850
Genre FICTION / Science Fiction / General
Format Hardcover
Pages 347
Publisher Date 2011-06-07 00:00:00.0
Publisher Doubleday
Copyright Year 2011
Height 10.25 in
Wdth 7.0 in
Thickness 1.5 in
Unit weight 1.4 lb
Language English
Audience General/trade
Authors Wilson, Daniel H.
Country of Origin United States

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    The book was alright. I felt a little let down simply because I figure if machines had enough intelligence and power to organize an offensive, they would have destroyed more people than they actually did. I felt it was going to be as realistic as possible, but it wasn't very. No mention of diseases running rampant (as they should be with bombed hospitals and dead doctors), for example, just wounds eventually attended to by reformed robots. The details of life after this sort of catastrophe were missing, in short, and I would have liked to hear about them to be more absorbed in the story itself. having said that, it still is interesting and I like how several characters eventually crossed paths. I didn't care too much for a particular part of the ending. Left me wondering.

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