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Update On The Upcoming Robot Apocalypse

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posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 11:06 AM
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a reply to: jtrenthacker

I think the humanoid shape is more for a psychological effect than it is for completing physical tasks. I mean, if all you want to do is seize control of an area then there are much better designs that could be used - something small and disposable, for example...

I wouldn't rule out police bots.




posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 11:39 AM
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a reply to: jtrenthacker

Fascinating and interesting thread thank you.

Recently there has been much in the media about robot's to help old folk's so though I too have many misgiving's about the growth of automation it is actually an unstoppable stage in our technological development, yes it carries very great dangers but it also carries many benefit's, imagine a life guard that was faster than a human could ever be, never slept and always watched for trouble and danger.
The ability to work were no human ever could.

In fact so many potential benefit's but that downside will always remain, will our economic system adapt as human labour is made redundant in favour of mechanization because there is no way I can ever imagine the bankers letting go even when that mean's 99.99 percent of the population will then be impoverished.

But then again automation make's thing's cheaper so will it mean that a basic standard of living will become law and everyone will be catered for, well I can imagine how many will have an automatic allergic reaction to that concept but it is worth thinking on as the alternative is putting those Fema camp's and plastic coffin's to use in the US and other nation's of the world and killing off that 99.99 percent of the population so that the .01 percent can continue to live in luxury in there fully automated society?.



posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 12:11 PM
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originally posted by: Underfire2
a reply to: jtrenthacker


Those projects are from a couple years ago. Who knows where they are at now with them. That brings up another point. These are just the projects they are showing to the public. Can you imagine what they haven't shown to the public?


Exactly what I was getting at. Horrifying!

Testing of the drone 'swarms' deployed by jets. See the footage at the end...



posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 12:22 PM
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While these are awesome on the engineering side of things.

Why are we trying to replicate our bodies when we have the most fragile frames around?

A net would render many of these immobile.

The wildcat and dogbot both are built so that a net would completely get tangled and trip them up.

Note to future self: Invest in nets and Tshirt Cannons .
edit on 1-2-2017 by Tranceopticalinclined because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 12:28 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

Yup. Drone swarms are the future of combat. not robot mechs.

After that it will be tiny bot swarms.

Humanoid killer robots are too hard politically. They have a psychological effect that bothers people.

weaponized vehicles that are autonomous will be more likely.

A lot of this is based on the idea that these robots are EMP proof and EMPS do not become easier to produce.
Unlike chemcial and bio weapons. EMP style weapons will be fair game to kill robots



posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 12:30 PM
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Introducing Spot:



posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 12:37 PM
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Since this is leaked footage, it looks like somebody went in an edited the original video. I've found another that shows the robot, at least until it gets edited.




posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 12:47 PM
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I'd like to see what those things would do with their legs tied to-gether, or climb out of a pit, have a tracked vehicle drive over them, Take a gas axe to them, drop a large weight on them, Nah, nothing to be frightened of.



posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 01:50 PM
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At the moment, I think, the only way to slow the progression of this situation would be to rebel. The only non-violent way to do so is to buy local, and move from larger city's into smaller ones, leaving the largest vacant. As they move into the smaller community refuse to buy from them. I'm sure it wouldn't be a permanent solution, but consider how that would effect them.

Rent a small piece of a farmer's ranch, put up a tent and hang out for six months.

Get millions to do something similar. Lol It would make an impact.
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posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 01:57 PM
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a reply to: Underfire2

Mass exodus



posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 04:07 PM
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originally posted by: pikestaff
I'd like to see what those things would do with their legs tied to-gether, or climb out of a pit, have a tracked vehicle drive over them, Take a gas axe to them, drop a large weight on them, Nah, nothing to be frightened of.

Long before you could get into position to harm them they would have detected you from the air and ground with IR, and sought a solution that prevents them from getting too close.

Now, a child standing in the open armed with but a spray paint can to blind the lenses...



posted on Feb, 26 2017 @ 10:27 PM
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originally posted by: intrptr

originally posted by: Underfire2
a reply to: jtrenthacker


Those projects are from a couple years ago. Who knows where they are at now with them. That brings up another point. These are just the projects they are showing to the public. Can you imagine what they haven't shown to the public?


Exactly what I was getting at. Horrifying!

Testing of the drone 'swarms' deployed by jets. See the footage at the end...


Now that one I see as already having practical military application.

Imagine each one of them fitted with an explosive charge, and deployed en masse to a target... Oo Kamikaze drones. Wouldn't need to have anything else than a one off explosive, and I can't imagine they'd be expensive or at least less expensive than weapons used now..

Yeesh, robot humans walking robot dogs, robot cheetahs, robots everywhere... Robot police, if only for riots or sieges (till they can be instructed in more detail to deal with civil situations, and I see that in less than 10 years...

Given the way google is leaping forward with all of this, AI included, and how they are leaning towards actual humans being nothing more than a source of income... it really is an interesting thing to consider how the world will appear in 20 years...




posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 07:05 AM
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OK...The guy at the 2:40-ish mark of the OP's video who knocks the box out of the robot's hands and keeps pushing it away from the robot is just going to piss that robot off.

I think when that robot's memory core gets uploaded to the collective mind of Skynet, that guy's going to get what's coming to him.



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 07:58 AM
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a reply to: jtrenthacker

Handle, i'd like you to meet 12guage.



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 05:24 PM
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Boston Dynamics has officially released a video of the wheeled nightmare they've dubbed "Handle". There's a bit more interesting footage on this one.




posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 02:44 PM
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Hi smb, sorry for the protracted delay...


Imagine each one of them fitted with an explosive charge, and deployed en masse to a target... Oo Kamikaze drones. Wouldn't need to have anything else than a one off explosive, and I can't imagine they'd be expensive or at least less expensive than weapons used now..

Goodbye bombs, cluster munitions, strafing, landmines, etc. No more total destruction of cities, just dispense some kilbots. They can 'hang around' in sleep mode, waiting for people to come out.

My thoughts exactly.
edit on 2-3-2017 by intrptr because: spelling



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