an interesting article that suggests robots will not take over the world with nukes, but by simple darwinian evolution (they outcompete us, leaving humans to slowly die off like neanderthals). it also suggests that maybe robots dont 'take over the world' per se, but instead humans highly augment themselves as cyborgs.
the latter idea is nothing new, but it has other applications, such as for SETI . . .
an interesting point was made that if say there are other intelligent lifeforms in the universe, chances are they are either robots, or robotic augmented life, based on the above conclusions . . .http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/20061221/sc_space/howmuchdoessetirequirerobots
hehe, maybe aliens arent actually telepathic, but just have internet instant messenger chips in their head and are too lazy to talk