In the latest example of "Philip K Dick-inspired nightmare becomes real life", Saudi Arabia just became the first nation to grant citizenship to a robot. The robot's name is Sophia. It is artificially intelligent, friends with CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin and arguably, a glimpse into the dark future that will kill us all.
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Saudi Arabia -- a key U.S. ally in the Middle East which also happens to be an armed-to-the-teeth absolute monarchy with a record of massive human rights abuses -- is planning on moving forward with a $US500 billion plan for a "new city state that would also straddle Jordan and Egypt in the kingdom's northwest," Arab News reported.