Google’s Robot Can Join The Army Any Time

Many might think we have a bit of an obsession with robots – or at the very least with the thought of their steely claws ripping the flesh from our bones –but it seems more people are sitting up and taking notice outside of the frantically panicked newsrooms here at eBuzz Towers.

A recent editorial at Gizmodo has gone into some detail on the military applications of artificial persons, and has drawn some interesting conclusions about their use in warfare and what it might mean for the future to come.

We’re past the deliberative stage. And just because Boston Dynamics may not actively be coordinating with the US military doesn’t mean we won’t see fully autonomous Atlas warbots in our lifetime. In fact, it feels more inevitable than ever.

Robot Army

This past summer I saw robots drive cars, open doors, climb stairs, and drill through walls. Just replace the power-drill with a gun, and you’ve got the makings of a robot army. We joke about it now, given how comedically slow the robots of the DARPA Robotics Challenge were. But what the world saw were merely the grandparents of the robot war-machines we’ll see dispatched around the globe.

So, all told we have an exciting and not at all terrifying path to tread en route to exploting the military capabilities of our android killing machines. Hurrah!

Related Posts
Read More

Does Blackberry’s open letter have a return address?

Tomorrow, Blackberry will release a letter to media outletss worldwide. When I got news of this tonight, I stumbled mentally for a moment. I thought it reminiscent of the "There is life after Apple" Chiat/Day letter from Steve Jobs in the Wall Street Journal 25 years ago. For a minute I allowed techno-romance to gnaw at me, but only for a minute. Tomorrow's open missal from Blackberry reminds me more of a fake letter that appeared in Chinese newspaper, The Southern Metropolis Daily a couple of months ago, and then found it's way around China via the micro-blogging Weibo.
Read More

Mavshack VOD teams up with myPhone in Philippines, the video on-demand streaming company has agreed a partnership with MyPhone, the leading distributor of phones in the Philippines. Mavshack is a leader  in streaming local content to global populations and Mavshack Philippines is the first of several content channels being delivered worldwide.  Mavshack operate a multi-platform service similar to Netflix in the Philippines, costing around 210 Philippine Pesos, the equivalent of five dollars per month.
Read More

NASA Game Changing 3D Printing success really matters

Last night I tweeted a link to the Press Release from NASA regarding their success with  testing a rocket engine injector made through additive manufacturing, or as we say these days,  3D printing. What surprised me was the reaction I got via re-Tweets, messages and people just saying 'wow!'. I think what caught people's attention was the potential highlighted by the success in NASA's test, the potential for manufacturing and for business.
Read More

Social Media: quality always tops quantity

In recent years I have had the privilege to speak at a number of different events on Social Media. Typically the area of greatest interest has always been Facebook. The same question always pops up during the Q&A part - “I don’t have a budget for Facebook, how do I get to 100,000 fans?” To be fair, there is not one answer to this question for every industry but I will try to give you an answer that should set you on the right path.

Subscribe for the free weekly newsletter with the latest reviews and any current offers.