a reply to: roguetechie
Hahaha... Thought so....
Wanna poop yourselves a little in fright at just what kinda brainpower is running around ATS and the world in general?
There's a thread i believe in weaponry entitled why not mobile suits?
We've discussed this one a few times before, and what truly saddens me is the sheer difference in intellectual horsepower enthusiasm and percentage of
people in the thread actively looking to do something besides be right whether they're right or not....
Anyway, if you go to that thread and check it out... Pay extra special attention to ch_1446's posts!!!
Idk who the hell that guy was but, boy i sure hope he's on our side LOL!!
Watch as over many many pages of posts he zeros in on a very workable concept that wasn't doable yet... But i swear to god darpa boston robotics and
others including pop sci read his posts with as much riveted interest as i did!!!
(His concept got drawn and pretty faithfully described as a COVER ILLUSTRATION AND FEATURE ARTICLE... unattributed of course, why give actual creators
of stuff anything but endless hell financial troubles and etc for their hard work after all! Right?!)
Anyway, in some very real and key ways that actual thread as well as a book telling the story of how the first MIT fablab came to be, (and by
extension the birth of reprap the open source revolution and etc which is only where it is today because of these pioneers) and too much cyberpunk
snow crash diamond age shadowrun and battletech consumed at a novel every 2 days from 4th grade into my senior year in high school pretty much set me
on the path I've chosen in life!!!
While I'd already had an interest in exoskeletons etc, it was not until reading stuff ch_1446 and others like him wrote on ATS that this stuff didn't
have to be expensive, should definitely not be in only the hands of governments and the wealthy, and was far closer to being possible right there and
then than i had ever feared/dared to believe/hope!?
His "killer kitty" concept that pop sci or pop mechanics very blatantly ripped off is the heart of the concept I'm working up to bring to market /
make sure the masses have access to the information they need to at least make it a bloody, expensive, and extremely pyrrhic victory WHEN some
miserable sod gives the order to send the killer kitties in to "restore order" and "eliminate the ring leaders!"
It's not a matter of IF this COULD HAPPEN...
It's a matter of hopefully people like me still have enough time to help even up the odds for you guys at least somewhat!!!
No: my current multiple sizes, specializations, and etc multipurpose platform I'm working up now isn't a cat based or cheetah etc based
anthropomorphic system in case you wondered...
(I'm pretty sure there's companies, countries, and etc with every bit of the resources you'd need to mass produce a very close to full ch_1446 killer
kitty with all the options and even most of the unnerving but extremely plausible control systems and computing resources / very advanced programming
he envisioned! Even worse... While they wouldn't be as cheap as he was envisioning quite yet, it'll be at best less than 8 years before a killer kitty
costs about the same per unit as an entry level honda civic!!!
Between 8 months and 4 years after that they will have dropped in cost to less than the elio 3 wheeled car and mid grade Japanese tier 1 manufacturer
crf 250 dirt bikes per unit!
The future is on it's way, multiple very key disruptive technologies have already ramped up too far to be stopped or even slowed down much at all no
matter what anyone does or says!
Because of all this, you could say i get passionate aggressive and utterly intolerant of anyone who isn't putting effort and thought into their posts
on topics like this which will literally either make or break the future for multiple generations after this!
I apologize for that, but realize that this topic is no joke and things are about to get DEADLY SERIOUS and so high stakes that it makes Russian
roulette look like lighthearted innocent fun!
None of us have any choice in the matter, a turning point is coming where we either stand up and fight for all we're worth or just give up now, bow
our heads, and accept that our next 5 generations or more will live in terror, bondage, slavery, and not experience even a moment of freedom or
If we screw up or give up.... It'll be AT LEAST THAT LONG before another shot at fighting for and winning freedom or complete extermination
I personally am not giving up, and I've dedicated my entire life to doing everything within my abilities to stack the deck in our favor by discovering
inventing creating designing developing and sharing a tool kit with which anyone can build their dreams, be self sufficient, and flat out living
This includes doing everything i can to put the power to only be outgunned by those with the power if we CHOOSE TO LET THEM MAINTAIN A MONOPOLY ON
CERTAIN KINDS OF FORCE AND THE TECHNOLOGY AND WEAPONS BY WHICH THEY APPLY THAT FORCE!!
Do i do anything illegal? ABSOLUTELY NOT
Is much of what I'm doing specifically aimed at giving the common man everything he needs to beat his plowshares into swords should that need
OH HELL YES SIR TECHY WORSHIPS AT THE FIRST UNIFIED MINISTRY OF THE BOOM!