It’s almost 11pm in Australia, but Guy Pearce is full of energy. He’s talking about robots.

The star of Memento and L.A. Confidential has just been in a film called Donny the Drone — a post-apocalyptic short in which an initially friendly-looking robot (voiced by Pearce) is given a humanitarian award.

Pearce, it turns out, is just as obsessed as the rest of us. SEE ALSO: AI in 2017 can’t nearly match the smarts of ‘Star Wars’ droids — it barely understands us “I’m so fascinated by our fascination with technology,” he tells me on our call.

Meet Donny: the terrifyingly smart drone with some slightly sketchy ambitions. When it comes to machines like the artificially intelligent drone featured in the film, though, Pearce has mixed feelings.

“I think we have this very dark and strange compulsion to reproduce ourselves,” he says. “And not just in the natural way of having children but in the idea of creating a robot and being able to communicate with that robot, and then have that robot do things for us.” Read more from mashable.com…

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