Great, Just Great: We're All As Good As Dead

October 23, 2008


Well folks, it's been nice knowing you, but the end is nigh. The Pentagon recently put out a request to contractors to build a "Multi-Robot Pursuit System" to "search for and detect a non-cooperative human." Hoooooly shit.

"What we have here are the beginnings of something designed to enable robots to hunt down humans like a pack of dogs. Once the software is perfected we can reasonably anticipate that they will become autonomous and become armed.

We can also expect such systems to be equipped with human detection and tracking devices including sensors which detect human breath and the radio waves associated with a human heart beat. These are technologies already developed."

Wow, just wow. And you thought I was half kidding about the robot apocalypse thing, didn't you? Well I wasn't. I was whole not kidding. We're f***ed. I mean, this is just awful. Imagine: packs of armed BigDogs and LittleDogs hunting "non-cooperative" humans. Run for the hills! And also, a couple of you slow runners distract the beasts with some blatantly uncooperative behavior.

Packs of robots will hunt down uncooperative humans [newscientist]

Thanks Nolan, I've never been more depressed in my life.

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