Keep in mind these reports are from 2011 and 2010 respectably. Using all of the advances in Robotics we have reported on here at THEI for the time since these reports we can only imagine just how far the knowledge of building Combat Robots has progressed. The thing that concerns me is that after the military perfects these killing machines in their undeclared wars in far off places; when the American people finally wake up – and they will wake-up someday – will the same robotic killers be turned on us? . . . EDITOR
The US already has thousands of military robots and unmanned aircraft in Afghanistan. As for the prospect of killer robots stalking the battlefield Russia is catching up, with a Russian team building one too.
I started the “Robotics” department to help us keep our eyes on how fast the Robotics industry can come up with a complete, real human-replaceable robot.
Once the industry creates a “perfect” prototype robot who can pass and do everything human the Controllers (those who finance the robotics industry through “Grants”) will be able to rev up their “population control” plans which is now based on how many human slaves they will need to take care of their elitist crowd.
But I believe they are thinking that maybe they need really need no “Farmer Ants” after all. With a full staff of human robots they’ll have 24/7 workers who don’t bitch about pay, holidays, medical benefits sick leave or even take time away from the task at hand to take a s**t, etc, etc.
Hell, the bosses can even turn off the lights in the workplace to save electricity!
Slaves will no longer be needed. To put it bluntly; you and I babe, along with the whole human race, will become obsolete.
. . . Check out the robot in this video. Imagine yourself as a worker moving those boxes… think you can keep up? I see at least two jobs lost right there… the one throwing and the one catching. And this is just a prototype!. . EDITOR
Robots are rapidly learning how to make more decisions for themselves, and now more and more of them are leaving the lab and are going to work in factories, warehouses, hospitals, and offices. In a recent 60 Minutes piece, correspondent Steve Kroft describes how robots are appearing more often in different types of workplaces; in fact, many of the companies mentioned in the piece will be displaying their robotic creations this week at the Automate Show in Chicago. These companies, including the firm I’ve recently joined, Industrial Perception, Inc., or IPI, are working to make robots ready for mainstream use by America’s manufacturing and logistics facilities. . . . Read Complete Report
The use of electronic cigarettes have recently grabbed the attention of countless tobacco users worldwide. Are they really a healthier and cheaper alternative to traditional cigarettes? Creators and product users now say you can enjoy a cheaper, healthier cigarette without the bad smells, second-hand smoke, or cancer causing chemicals. With these huge claims, we decided to investigate the electronic cigarette for our readers. A few of the benefits claimed from using the electronic cigarette: . . . Read Complete Report
Electronic Cigarettes are quickly becoming the “Go To” product for a safer, healthier way to smoke. (video credit: The David Letterman Show)
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Well, Starbase Indy 16th Generation (16th year) has come and gone. And Soup Media Network was there!
SMN’s Own Rick Osmon represented the network and made some new friends: John Billingsley (Doctor Phlox of Enterprise), Bonita Friedericy (Gen Beckman on Chuck), Jay Avacone (Major Kawalsky in Stargate), Tony Todd (Worf’s brother), Dean Haglund (“Langley” in X-Files), David Reddick (creator and artist of both web comics “Rod and Barry” and “The Legend of Bill”), Deborah Downey (“Hippie Space Chick” from the STOS episode “Headed to Eden”), and Morgan Gendel (writer of the very populat STNG episode, “The Inner Light”).
There were also bands…I may never become a connoisseur of Klingon music, but the battle of the bands was fun none the less.
The 1930s hysteria about machines taking jobs and killing people.
By Matt Novak|Posted Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, at 8:00 AM ET
In the autumn of 1932, a British inventor named Harry May invited some friends over to see a demonstration of his latest invention, a robot called Alpha that could fire a gun at a target. Operated by wireless control, the robot sat lifeless in a chair on one side of the room. May placed a firearm in the robot’s hand and made his way to the other side of the room to set up a target. With the inventor’s back turned, the two-ton Alpha slowly rose to his feet and pointed the gun with his metallic arm. The men shouted warnings while the women screamed in terror. The inventor turned and was startled to see that his robot had come to life—and was now pointing a gun directly at him. Alpha lunged forward. . . The Rest of the Story