The other, by Adam Jezard, reminded us that the word "robot" was coined by Karel Capek, in his 1920 play R.U.R; mentioned in passing that the Science Museum in London is currently crowdfunding (Kickstarter) an exhibition on robots for 2017; discussed Isaac Asimov and his three laws of robotics - and finally expressed the hope that "global policymakers might consider what the dawn of the robots really means for us".
Oh, and a third article (Robin Wigglesworth) quoted the investment company Gavekal's 2010 note that "sometimes, all computers do is replace human stupidity with machine stupidity." There was also a piece about data leakage through wifi hotspots, and another suggesting that "today's interconnected world is now seen by many as posing the biggest risk to our world."
There was also a letter from a commuter. Ed Mitchell declares himself to be the only passenger reading a paper copy of the FT on the 7.31 train from the south coast to London. "I have also become invisible," writes Mr Mitchell, a presenter on Share Radio.