Don't forget though that Transformers were not designed nor built by humans but are alien technology, so it's really just the T4 example we're left with.
Though I guess you could pull in the robots from 'I, Robot' as well if you wanted to.
The whole idea just always brings me back to 'The Measure of a Man' episode of TNG. I can't decide whether we would retain control or not, like Terminator. I think it would be possible we would go too fast, too quick and make a mistake.
'If the Apocalypse starts, beep me!' - Buffy Summers
'The sky's the limit.....' Jean-Luc Picard, 'All Good Things'
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