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Scientists invent self-healing robots, ushering forth the end of mankind

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posted on Aug, 18 2017 @ 09:36 AM
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Your very own personal Auto Mechanic in it early stages could prove to be somewhat of a future bearing asset? Another twenty years of further developments and who knows where this technology will end up.

August 17th, 2017



If mankind’s own creations one day rise up to take control of the planet and turn us all into batteries or something, you can bet that they’ll also be able to heal themselves. Researchers from the Free University of Brussels just revealed a novel implementation of a self-healing polymer which could give robots the ability to actually fix themselves back up if they are damaged. This is probably one of those things apocalypse historians will look back on some day and shake their heads.



We’re still a long way off from combat robots patching themselves up after a firefight, but if you had any doubt that the human race is working hard to make sure robots are superior to humans in every way, this should take care of that.


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posted on Aug, 18 2017 @ 10:00 AM
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a reply to: ADSE255

There goes my dream of being a robot proctologist...




PS edit - This is super cool. Imagine having this tech on buildings and personal electronics.
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posted on Aug, 18 2017 @ 10:02 AM
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If seen enough sci-fi to know we're in big trouble once the robots start upgrading themselves.



posted on Aug, 18 2017 @ 10:03 AM
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a reply to: Abysha

Keep that dream alive, your future clone will thank you some day!

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posted on Aug, 18 2017 @ 10:06 AM
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originally posted by: Dudemo5
If seen enough sci-fi to know we're in big trouble once the robots start upgrading themselves.



In nearly every sci-fi involving future doom threatening humanity, the president is almost always a handsome black man.

The robots missed their chance.



posted on Aug, 18 2017 @ 10:12 AM
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a reply to: Dudemo5

They probably already have in an underground facility near you.

You didn't think those sci-fi movies were anything but a manual did you?



posted on Aug, 18 2017 @ 10:13 AM
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originally posted by: ADSE255
a reply to: Abysha

Keep that dream alive, your future clone will thank you some day!


Hah! But wouldn't a clone be all fleshy and biological like me? That defeats the purpose of playing with robot butts.


Something I do find interesting about these kinds of threads is that they are almost always immediately met with nervous jokes. Like an anxiety-ridden type of gallows humor. Like, I'll crack a joke and think 'robot apocalypse, pffttt, whatever' but then begin taking mental inventory of my canned foods and things that could be used to cut wires in a combat situation, lol.
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posted on Aug, 18 2017 @ 10:21 AM
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originally posted by: Abysha

originally posted by: ADSE255
a reply to: Abysha

Keep that dream alive, your future clone will thank you some day!


Hah! But wouldn't a clone be all fleshy and biological like me? That defeats the purpose of playing with robot butts.


Something I do find interesting about these kinds of threads is that they are almost always immediately met with nervous jokes. Like an anxiety-ridden type of gallows humor. Like, I'll crack a joke and think 'robot apocalypse, pffttt, whatever' but then begin taking mental inventory of my canned foods and things that could be used to cut wires in a combat situation, lol.


They'll just have to rename these future metal heads Robutts. I think that name would be fitting.

Yeah people fear Metal it's sad. But.. no pun intended, you're right about the nervous jibes when mentioning humanities potential demise. People panic inwardly about it like their self preservation switch suddenly turns itself on.
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posted on Aug, 18 2017 @ 10:36 AM
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Good times.




posted on Aug, 18 2017 @ 10:37 AM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

Better to go out with a bang, than a whimper.



posted on Aug, 18 2017 @ 10:59 AM
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All one would need to know is the source of power and disable. I suppose that would be us, their Gods.



posted on Aug, 18 2017 @ 11:26 AM
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According to my calculations, which I did the other day, yes Skynet is inevitable.

Global military industrial complex makes infantry combat drones and police drones, it's cheaper and they don't complain or get paid.

Global intel agencies make cyberwarfare weapons to hack and control other countries combat drones.

Cyberwarfare weapons get out into the wild and mayhem ensues, or evil genius makes virus and they all go haywire.

Factories are all AI controlled and protected by military and police drones so they can build themselves. I give it 50 years tops lol...



posted on Aug, 18 2017 @ 11:27 AM
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originally posted by: Abysha
a reply to: ADSE255

There goes my dream of being a robot proctologist...




PS edit - This is super cool. Imagine having this tech on buildings and personal electronics.


What, robotic proctologists? Just think of the money you'd save on Dr. visits.
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posted on Aug, 18 2017 @ 11:32 AM
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originally posted by: JimTSpock
According to my calculations, which I did the other day, yes Skynet is inevitable.

Global military industrial complex makes infantry combat drones and police drones, it's cheaper and they don't complain or get paid.

Global intel agencies make cyberwarfare weapons to hack and control other countries combat drones.

Cyberwarfare weapons get out into the wild and mayhem ensues, or evil genius makes virus and they all go haywire.

Factories are all AI controlled and protected by military and police drones so they can build themselves. I give it 50 years tops lol...


Yikes! I almost forgot about Skynet. If this is the future of Mankind, I'm glad I wont be around to see it. I can't imagine living in a world resembling Mad Max meets Dredd.



posted on Aug, 18 2017 @ 11:06 PM
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It amazes me that people think skynet is real. In following drive thru prank, girl at 58 second really thinks the robot is from skynet.



Clearly they have a long way to go to convince humanity to accept robots.



posted on Aug, 18 2017 @ 11:25 PM
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originally posted by: glend
It amazes me that people think skynet is real. In following drive thru prank, girl at 58 second really thinks the robot is from skynet.



Clearly they have a long way to go to convince humanity to accept robots.





We will never accept them, that is why they will kill us all.



posted on Aug, 18 2017 @ 11:42 PM
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a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

Robots cannot think for themselves. They are inert. Following only the instructions given in programming code. So your fear of them is based on a misunderstanding.



posted on Aug, 18 2017 @ 11:46 PM
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a reply to: glend

It was a joke



posted on Aug, 18 2017 @ 11:58 PM
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Seven BILLION humans and counting, and robots are going to take over, take over what ? Any manufacturing job that robots can do, they are already doing it, but, even in the car industry, humans still have to fit wind shields, wiring looms, make the seats, and all the other jobs that take a specialised arm (human) to do.
I really would like to see a robot clean a cows udder and affix the milking machine !
Lets see a robot pick a cabbage and trim it, or lettuce...



posted on Aug, 19 2017 @ 08:42 AM
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a reply to: ADSE255

Guess its time for the Von Neumann Machines to take over the asylum?



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