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SKYNET Part 3: “…try not to build anything that actively kills people…”

Posted in Technology, Weirdness by ebenpagan on December 30, 2008

Scientist warns humanity to prepare for the rise of robots:

http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2008/12/preparing-human.html

Robots to raise your child:

http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/12/babysittingrobo.html

Sarcos “Exoskeleton” Robot Suit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYWd2C3XVIk

Robot population “booming” worldwide:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/01/000117071805.htm

Robots will be measure of the gulf between the “haves” and “have nots” of the future:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/12/081205100137.htm

But the GOOD news is that when they finally do wake up, they’ll have the technology to be invisible (and borderline invincible as well):

http://discovermagazine.com/2009/jan/007

And, you know this doesn’t weird me out at all either:

http://www.ubergizmo.com/15/archives/2008/03/combat_for_recon_missions.html

Read my original “SKYNET” posts here:

SKYNET

SKYNET Part 2

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SKYNET Part 2

Posted in Uncategorized, Weirdness by ebenpagan on December 21, 2008

First robot to walk like a human:

http://discovermagazine.com/2008/jan/biped-robot-walks-with-human-grace

Robots that figure out how to lie:

http://gizmodo.com/346029/scientists-invent-robots-that-lie-real-bender-closer-than-ever

Scientists extract visual images DIRECTLY from the brain:

http://www.pinktentacle.com/2008/12/scientists-extract-images-directly-from-brain/

60% of Roomba owners have given their robots NAMES:

http://www.fool.com/investing/high-growth/2006/01/25/new-years-2016-i-robot-investor.aspx

IBM simulates a rat brain:

http://seedmagazine.com/news/2008/03/out_of_the_blue.php

An interesting quote from this last one: “After years of hard work, they were finally able to watch their make-believe brain develop, synapse by synapse. The microchips were turning themselves into a mind.”

SKYNET

Posted in Weirdness by ebenpagan on December 3, 2008

FIRST, go to this page and watch the video:

Big Dog Robot

Then watch this:

Self-Reassembling Robot

Then read this and watch the video:

Wireless Robot With Rat Brain

Next, read this and watch the video:

Direct Brain Control Of Humanoid Robot

And finally, read this:

First Man-Made Genome, Synthetic Life Is Next

My simple question: Don’t any of these people go to the movies? Maybe they all need to get together and watch The Terminator, then The Matrix… back-to-back.

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