Only half of us will accept robot domination

A robot performs during the opening ceremony on the eve of the start of the 2014 CeBIT technology trade fair on March 9, 2014 in Hanover, central Germany. 

A study at the Human Computer Interaction lab in Manitoba, Canada shows people would perform a task they didn't want to do about half the time if a robot asked them to do it.

In other wordsto take it to its logical conclusion, about half of us will be sold into human slavery when the robots eventually rise up, and about half of us will lead the resistance.

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Kai Ryssdal is the host and senior editor of Marketplace, public radio’s program on business and the economy.

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