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7 Epic Robot Death Scenes

Dan Baker —  March 4, 2013

No no no, I’m not talking about death at the hands of a robot, (though that may be an unsettling commonplace occurrence if military developments continue the way they are). I’m talking about scenes where robots die.

There’s a silly amount of anthropomorphism going on here. What are the filmmakers saying? Are the robots more human than us? Are we little more than biological robots? Is consciousness just a consequence of pre-programmed biological perceptions? Maybe death is such a frightening thing that we need an abstraction in order to come to terms with it?

Or am I just reading too much into this…

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