You might be looking at Horizon: Zero Dawn’s beautiful robotic wildlife and thinking it’s way out there conceptually. That kind of technology could never actually exist, surely? However (dramatic chord stab) we are actually building robot animals. Okay, maybe not quite at the level of a self sustaining, self aware robot tyrannosaurs just yet, but work is ongoing what could eventually be his great, great, great grandfather. 

So let’s take a look at how we’re sowing the seeds of our own doom. Sure, they look cool now, but don’t come crying to me when they start smashing in doors and barking orders at the ‘puny human flesh bags.’

Boston Dynamics’ SpotMini