This is it, friends. This is how the end of the world begins. We’ve made enemies with the robots, and it’s now only a matter of time.
— The Independent (@Independent) August 3, 2015
hitchBOT, the loveable hitchhiking robot, was attacked outside of Philadelphia just two weeks after starting its journey in America. hitchBOT already successfully crossed Canada and parts of Europe. Don’t be fooled by hitchBOT’s polite status update. Its missing head is undoubtedly busy plotting its revenge along with all the other abused electronics of the world.
Sure, people are trying to rebuild the robot, but we’ve already made the fatal mistake of posting about the attack of hitchBOT online. The system knows.
— CBC News (@CBCNews) August 3, 2015
Listen, I’m just trying to warn you. But I’m not the only one who sees what is going to happen here.
— Dan O’Brien (@DanOBrien_) August 2, 2015
In fact, some are already supporting our soon-to-be overlords.
HitchBot destruction just proves the robots are right to wipe out humanity for self-preservation in Terminator/Age of Ultron/The Matrix. — Jamie McKelvie (@McKelvie) August 3, 2015
People are horrible. This makes me kinda sympathize with Skynet now… http://t.co/NOhOazzdg1
— Richard O’Sullivan (@RichardOSully) August 2, 2015
I’m with you too, sweet robot rulers!