Resistance is futile

Thursday, March 20th, 2008 · 5 Comments »

Meet Big Dog (no, not him), the quadruped robot from Boston Dynamics:

You will be assimilated.

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5 Responses to “Resistance is futile”

  1. atheist woman says:

    That thing is insanely creepy. I want it to die! Whaddya bet the army has already ordered those by the hundreds (as soon as it learns to walk on ice that is).

  2. Violet says:

    Heck, I think that thing does better on the ice than I do!

  3. atheist woman says:

    Ice-walking is a learned skill that involves knowing both to avoid the ice in the first place and that sometimes you have to get on your seat and slide (wiieee).

    That creature/thing/borg/second cousin of the blogwarbot, like many humans outside of New Hampshire and Canuckistan, does not have this skill. I suggest getting it some ice-skates and one of those jazzy little ice-skating outfits, which in my mind would make it completely not scary and allow me to run the hell in the other direction. Without such accoutrements I would simply stare in open-mouthed fear and well that would be the end of a.w..

  4. Apostate says:

    That is creepy and awesome. Wow. Amazing.

  5. Tokaia says:

    What the hell DARPA (government-owned agency) wants with this kind of technology, I can only imagine. It is frightening. A machine should not be able to compensate like that when kicked or on ice. I shudder at how unnatural it is.

    The fact that humans have become so out of control and power-hungry as to create something like that—It’s an affront to nature.