When the End Began: A True Story

Killer at Large?
This week marks an anniversary that not one in a million knows about and yet, perhaps future generations will recognize it for what it is.  

Twenty seven years ago this week, the US Center for Disease Control reported its first documented case of a robot killing a person (apologies to Isaac Asimov).  It apparently took the CDC a while to come to conclusion, as the actual incident took place in July 1984. 

Apparently, and I use that word advisedly, a worker had been pinned against a safety pole by an industrial robot. The robot's pressure on the man's chest reportedly cause a heart attack.  

As we cast around looking for ultimately causes for what ails us, rest assured the truth, as they say, is out there.  
When the End Began: A True Story When the End Began:  A True Story Reviewed by Marc Chandler on April 18, 2012 Rating: 5
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