The suggestion is that people don't immediately dismiss robots as authorities, even if the robots are (apparently) autonomous and despite being told, twice, that there are no consequences to disobeying: "you can quit whenever you'd like. It's up to you how much data you give us; you are in control. Let us know when you think you're done and want to move on."A lot more research into this topic is needed, of course, but looks like our future robot overlords bosses won't face much resistance.
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