Talk:1955: Robots

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The door handle is a lever, which is relatively easy to open. A doorknob would be harder. The Dining Logician (talk) 06:04, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

Apparently, a lot of the YouTube comments reference "black mirror" a lot. Can someone explain this to someone out of the loop? 06:22, 14 February 2018 (UTC)Jury76

Black Mirror is a British science fiction anthology television series created by Charlie Brooker, with Brooker and Annabel Jones serving as the programme showrunners. It examines modern society, particularly with regard to the unanticipated consequences of new technologies. Episodes are standalone, usually set in an alternative present or the near future, often with a dark and satirical tone, though some are more experimental and lighter. Elektrizikekswerk (talk) 08:26, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
refering to this episode: 08:57, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

Added a (very basic) explanation of the comic. Herobrine (talk) 07:27, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

I don't think that the title text is a trope reference. If robots are, indeed, a threat, it will be because various corporate teams have spent a lot of money to develop and build them. Basically, the only mad scientist with the resources to do this would be Elon Musk, who is clearly on record with his concerns about such a possibility. Schnitz (talk) 19:26, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

Why does the last panel start with "So"? It that some American grammar thing? 20:36, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

So why do you suggest this is American? (See what I did there?) Anyway, read more on this usage here:
So "so-so" so describes the American Randall's grammar. (See what I did there? Answered your question, of course.) 08:21, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
It goes into detail on the many ways "so" is used to start a sentence. Ianrbibtitlht (talk) 22:18, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

One of my favourite cartoons: "Knowing how it could change the lives of canines everywhere, the dog scientists struggled diligently to understand the Doorknob Principle." -- _The Far Side_ 05:42, 15 February 2018 (UTC) Gene Wirchenko [email protected]