Street Theater or plot to bring Western nations to their knees, forcing them to bow before the might Robot Spider King? For now, the BBC answers this questions with, "street theater." Hubris will be their downfall. Via Gizmodo
...a 50-foot, 40 ton spider that currently lies dormant, but it is set to "come alive" on Friday. Apparently, the spider is a component in an elaborate bit of street theater that will take place at various landmarks throughout the city-culminating in a "spectacular finish" on Sunday.
I think we all learned from a little film called iRobot and the Terminator series and the Matrix trilogy that we are doomed to a robocalypse with its screeching metallic epicenter at Liverpool's Lime Street Station.