Danger, Will Robinson

Sci-fi fans and Netflix junkies across the galaxy have welcomed the 2018 release of a rebooted Lost in Space featuring an all new cast, including a vastly upgraded robot sidekick for young Will Robinson. His signature warning, “Danger, Will Robinson,” has been immortalized in the annals of fictional space travel but really has a home in our own world of physical security.

The nameless robot is, of course, a robot, but what usually escapes mention is that it is clearly also possessed of many skills that look like what passes for AI today: vision, language, deductive reasoning, and more than a hint of cognitive abilities. All of these are, not coincidentally, a prescription for what we would like out of our future security systems.

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