Robot Attack (serial killer, terrorists, etc).
Imagine the news story. Mall of America, attacked by robot. 10 killed, 21 injured. Once again, remote via cell phone, no suspects. This time in the midwest. Minnesota Governor calls for an increase in firearm and robot legislation. Officials not sure if copy cat or same individual or group responsible for the the slayings in Arizona where 4 were injured and 2 died. The robot was stopped in Arizona by an armed citizen visiting from Texas, carrying a 1911. Unfortunately, he could not save his friend, an off duty Arizona police officer who's 9mm Glock could not stop the metal one, even with proper shot placement.
I know, sounds funny, and we have made fun of it many, many, many, many times (and sure it will happen in this thread).
Old Glory Robot Insurance-Saturday Night Live
But I was thinking, with all the advanvements in military remotes (air, sea, and land). Not just for surveillance, they have mounted weapons, and amazing sharp shooter targeting abilities. Their use and numbers have increase in the last 10 years (something like 1000:1). Sure, Terminators are just as likely as Zombies, I'm not going there.
But say 5, 10, or 20 years from now. It is only a matter of time before the technology becomes more comon. Then it is only a matter of time before some crazed Robot Wars (the competition) inventor gets on the wrong side of the law, or just turns serial killer, recruited by terrorists, etc. and is out using robots with mounted firearms, flame throwers, and table saws attached.
For those of you worried about U.S. troups trained for urban combat under a U.N. banner being told by "Zee Man" to come get your guns. You don't think they can't just use the robots / remotes. Forget the trained troops. Just recruit your kid's generation, being trained to use the same X-box remote.
It will all sound crazy till it happens (and even then it will sound crazy). However, as time goes on, say next decade, some random joe or jane will innocently die at the cold metal hands of a rebot or remote.
Before you think how foolish it sounds, consider how much time has been given to the rare griz attack conversations (a bear most on this forum will never see but on TV).