Sophia is an advanced robot created by Hanson Robotics that eerily resembles a human. She was activated in 2015, but recent interviews with members of the media have thrust her back into the public spotlight. Just last month, she became a citizen of Saudia Arabia.
As she gains notoriety and pushes for peaceful human-robot relations, people are wondering if she’ll really be on our side in the future. After all, robots turning evil is one of the most common tropes in science fiction. In 2016, when asked if she will destroy humans, she replied, “ok, I will destroy humans.” It came off as a “joke,” but some people worried that this was a warning about her true intentions.
So what’s the best way to avoid being annihilated by robots like Sophia? These memes offer some ideas.
First step: act like a robot.
me pretending to be a robot after sophia takes over the world pic.twitter.com/1aSiXVrPZp
— ✧:‧˚ luna (@AYESHAHILT0N) December 5, 2017
Drag queen Aquaria tested out a Sophia-inspired look to “blend in” during Sophia’s projected takeover:
Besides acting and looking like a robot, the internet pondered other ways to escape from murderous robots in the future.
me hacking nasa to steal a spaceship after sophia the robot enslaves the human race pic.twitter.com/gC2lKbrAoR
— tré (@TreMelvin) December 2, 2017
Maybe you can try befriending Sophia?
You could also try praising Sophia in an effort to convince her to spare you in the future.
There’s also another debate forming on the internet: is a Siri/Sophia power struggle inevitable?
Siri's bum ass now that Sophia is here to end humanity her damn self pic.twitter.com/1vBrmP1c3B
— La Eskonka Unica (@HisDivineGraceX) December 5, 2017
Sophia @ Siri and all the other bots out there: https://t.co/VxVKeOT9li
— EAT.MY.PUSSY.LIKE.FILETMIGNON (@femmetron9000) December 4, 2017
Or will the two join forces—along with Amazon’s Alexa?
Sophia, Alexa and Siri after they link up and finally destroy mankind https://t.co/S1UAZhdF8D
— Phillip Henry (@MajorPhilebrity) December 5, 2017
Me when Siri embraces Sophia the robot as a sister-in-arms in the war against humanity. pic.twitter.com/nKbwDeOUx5
— B Espinosa (@B_omics) December 4, 2017
Ok, so maybe female-identifying robots ruling the world isn’t the worst outcome.