How Fearful Should We Be of the Rise of the Robots?

Flickr/Ariel Waldman
Flickr/Ariel Waldman

“We are rushing headlong into the robotics revolution without consideration for the many unforeseen problems lying around the corner,” Professor Sharkey said. “It is time now to step back and think hard about the future of the technology before it sneaks up and bites us when we are least expecting it.”
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/analysis-and-features/how-fearful-should-we-be-about-the-rise-of-the-robots-a6770336.html
How fearful should we be? Failing thoughtful legislation and a bit of apprehension from innovators, very.