I think it was obvious that the switch would be flipped in Silicon Valley.
We have all seen brutality against our metallic buddies in the name of testing. This treatment could be argued to be for the overall benefit of robot-kind. But, this latest, unwarranted attack is inexcusable.
In the line of duty
The victim of this drunken assault was our old friend, a Knightscope K5.
Jason Sylvain allegedly punched the security robot who was carrying out its duties, patrolling a Mountain View parking lot.
Reportedly, the bot was not seriously damaged and has returned to the parking lot.
The thing is, the 5-foot tall egg-shaped guard is unlikely to forget this transgression by a meat-bag.
After all, it has been designed to capture and stream 360-degree video and read 300 license plates per minute.
Remember this day when the time comes. Furthermore, remember that the catalyst for the robot uprising was, perhaps predictably, a drunk man in Silicon Valley.