DARPA Moves Us Ever Closer to Extinction With New Humanoid Robot

Kyle Reese: The 600 series had rubber skin. We spotted them easy, but these are new. They look human… sweat, bad breath, everything. Very hard to spot. I had to wait till he moved on you before I could zero him.

Sarah Connor:
Look… I am not stupid, you know. They cannot make things like that yet.

Kyle Reese: Not yet. Not for about 40 years.

  • Anarchy Pony

    No it’ll be more like a robo infantry enforcement droid to be used by our oligarchal feudal lords.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QILNSgou5BY

    • gustave courbet

      I was thinking that the makers of Elysium had seen this

  • gustave courbet

    As a neutral force, technology can be leveraged in innumerable ways. I would suggest the reason that there is so much doom and gloom from popular culture about robotics is because the field is being overwhelmingly advanced and funded by the military industrial complex. While the technology is neutral and could be used to give us all robot butlers, it is being specifically developed as an extension of state power and as an extension of military force, for instance guard towers with automated machine gun turrets deployed on the Korean DMZ. The creatives in Hollywood are simply extrapolating on a trend. And while I doubt we need to worry about total extinction via robot any time soon, these new technologies are shaping up to be another very powerful weapon against the marginalized of the world. I would like to share your optimism but the current trends don’t bear it out. I suggest reading the article “Why the future doesn’t need us” by Sun Microsystems founder Bill Joy.

  • gustave courbet

    That is definitely the right approach, and I hope that civil society can claim these technologies for their own, lest they be left to the militarists.

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