(Fox News) – Sci-fi movies have long portrayed a frightening world where robots take over and use humans as slaves.

But the bleak dystopian vision seen in movies such as I, Robot and The Terminator may not be as far-fetched as it first appears, according to a string of experts.

Futurologist Dr. Ian Pearson told The Sun: “We’ll have trained it to be like us, trained it to feel emotions like us, but it won’t be like us. It will be a bit like aliens off Star Trek – smarter and more calculated in its actions.

“It will be insensitive to humans, viewing us as barbaric. So when it decides to carry out its own experiments, with viruses that it’s created, it will treat us like guinea pigs.”

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