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  • May 14, 2014
    The UN is currently discussing a potential ban of robots that can kill autonomously. GOOD. The last thing we need is a bunch of robots killing all willy-nilly because they had a bad day at the sprocket factory. Honestly, no robot should even have the power to kill. Only God... / Continue →
  • January 15, 2014
    I actually wrote about the development of RoboEarth almost four years ago, but since a lot of you weren't even born yet I thought I'd touch on it again. Touch = beat with a croquet mallet. RoboEarth: basically a real-life "central brain" Skynet that's being tested so robots c... / Continue →
  • December 16, 2013
    Google confirmed on Friday that they purchased Boston Dynamics, the robotic company behind such killers as BigDog, ATLAS and Cheetah. Google plans to harness the power of the killing machines to take over the planet and herald a new age of robotic glory. You know who made the... / Continue →
  • June 26, 2012
    Ever wonder what the robots will watch after they've conquered humanity and just want to relax at the theater on a Friday night? "Human gladiator fights." Jesus, you're probably right. But this is a synchronized quadrocopter light show recently put on by KMel Robotics (of '... / Continue →
  • February 1, 2012
    Seen here practicing a stealth attack on a mock-up of your bedroom window, a group of autonomous quadrocopters at The University of Pennsylvania's GRASP Lab swarm their target. Now -- just imagine if it had been you sleeping on the other side of that window. Not a pretty pict... / Continue →
  • August 18, 2011
    So IBM was awarded a (surprise!) DARPA government grant to more or less create Skynet computer chips and, what do you know, they're making progress. BUT NOT FOR LONG! *pulling wires out of back of computer* "Why'd you do that?" I DON'T F***ING KNOW, I GET EXCITED! Hey -- w... / Continue →
  • March 16, 2011
    This is a College Humor original about a guy who hacked his XBox Kinect to be self aware. It's every bit as frightening as you might expect and I believe offers a real glimpse of the future. Ooooooor that movie 'Eagle Eye' with Shay LeBouff (not changing it), which I've seen ... / Continue →
  • February 17, 2011
    Well folks, the IBM Jeopardy Challenge is over and humanity lost. After an intense three-day battle pitting human knowledge vs. an IBM supercomputer, Brian Rutter and Ken Jennings got smoked, and Ken posted this shameful message under his answer question during Final Jeopardy.... / Continue →
  • February 10, 2011
    It's here, it's Skynet, we're all dead. UPDATE: I posted this last week, but since the BBC article came out I've gotten the tip again like a hundred times, so I'm moving it to the top. WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU DON'T READ EVERYDAY?! That's right folks, scientists have developed... / Continue →
  • December 17, 2010
    Terminators are some of the scariest kind of robots. They shape shift, can look like humans, and are hard as hell to kill. That's way no bueno. Plus there's a bunch of them. Can you imagine if the future had regularly sent back more than one? We'd be long gone! You'd be b... / Continue →
  • October 14, 2010
    Man, scientists be all kinds of pissin' me off lately. I may have to start siding with the Juggalos on this one. Thing is, I really don't know how magnets work. I always thought there were tiny wizards in there. Anyway, a group of Slovenian "scientists" are ignorning Asimov... / Continue →
  • April 1, 2009
    Well folks, the apocalypse is upon us. Google has foolishly unleashed the world's first "artificial intelligence tasked-array system" (death-bot) upon the world. CADIE (Cognitive Autoheuristic Distributed-Intelligence Entity) is going to kill us all, and, even worse, delete a... / Continue →