This summer is full of sci-fi thrillers, such as "Edge of the Tomorrow," "Lucy," "Interstellar" and "The Giver," to name a few. In all of these movies, technology is used for good and evil, just like in real life. Science fiction constantly holds a mirror up to society and culture and it's one of the reasons we love that genre. Our fears about the future are often reflected in the sci-fi stories we tell ourselves. In fact, the history of science fiction movies is lousy with mechanical villains inspired by our various technophobias. Who's the scariest of them all?
We can start with cybernetic assassin robots from the future in the Terminator movie series. Here, the T-800 stares us down with eyes capable of face recognition, long-range zoom, night vision and tracking two different moving targets at once. You won't go far.