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posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 05:28 PM
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Originally posted by ChemBreather
What I am waiting for now is : SKYNET ..


Skynet has existed for quite some time, also military

en.wikipedia.org...(satellites)

I like this thread just for the fact it brings the paranoia brigade out on show.

Question: If the soldiers are dead, how is it any different to being used as donors or towards medical science ? Also if it eats our enemies who would have us dead, how is eating them (alive preferably, just to teach them the error of their ways) a bad thing ?

I for one welcome our Lean Mean Killing Machines, I wonder if they'll include a George Foreman Grill as standard




posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 05:28 PM
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The guy that designed this was not thinking clearly and obviously never watched Soylent Green.



posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 06:09 PM
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Originally posted by fleetlord

Plus, how many people do you know of who walk around wearing all-organic clothing? Will a simple watch, necklace, bracelet, or brass button cause the inner-workings to jam? Soldiers on a battlefield will definetly have some inorganic material on their person. How about artificial limbs or replacement hips or gold teeth? If EATR can't eat anything inorganic, does that mean it will be reduced to carefully picking and choosing what it consumes? Perhaps it will be a vegetarian.


After extracting energy from any organic material there is always waste product. I think the stuff which wasn't any use will get pooped out. Since the article said that these things can eat wood, I don't think their insides are delicate enough to be bothered by a few metallic objects. Maybe eating someone with some grenades strapped could be problematic though.

Videogames have already been inspired by robots using organic systems of powering themselves. Here's a video of the gekko robot from Metal Gear Solid 4 excreting some waste product.

Gekko taking a poop



posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 06:13 PM
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Originally posted by Wildbob77

Upcoming Military Robot Could Feed on Dead Bodies


www.foxnews.com

A Maryland company under contract to the Pentagon is working on a steam-powered robot that would fuel itself by gobbling up whatever organic material it can find — grass, wood, old furniture, even dead bodies.

(visit the link for the full news article)




What's stopping it from becoming hungry and eating a ton of people?



posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 06:43 PM
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At a guess with it being a robot, I'd say its programming. It wouldn't feel hungry and it would likely having preprogrammed safeguards to prevent it "feeding" itself when it runs of energy.

This is the real world remember, not Hollywood



posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 06:46 PM
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I posted a thread about this exact same robot, EATR, in February. Fox might just now be getting it's lazy butt around to reporting on it, but this is hardly breaking news.

Here's the articles I linked to in my thread, for anyone interested:

Biomass eating robot makes its own electricity

Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot (EATR) Project

EATR - DARPA's Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot

EATR Robot Runs On Soylent Green



posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 06:49 PM
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OMG thats so cool. lol



posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 08:21 PM
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You have to be kidding me,

this is REALLY REALLY disgusting and it sets a horrible precedent. Can you imagine if this type of thinking is accepted? Whats next? We start using corpses to heat out homes?

The fact that this company even put this out in their website is disturbing....



posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 08:59 PM
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a robot that feeds on dead bodies mmmm any connection to the de-population program/flu jabs or FEMA camps - there will be plenty of bodies to feast on



posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 09:04 PM
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Eh why not reuse the bodies. The ecosystem does the same thing if you think about it.



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 01:16 AM
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Originally posted by Discotech

Originally posted by ChemBreather
What I am waiting for now is : SKYNET ..


Skynet has existed for quite some time, also military

en.wikipedia.org...(satellites)

I like this thread just for the fact it brings the paranoia brigade out on show.

Question: If the soldiers are dead, how is it any different to being used as donors or towards medical science ? Also if it eats our enemies who would have us dead, how is eating them (alive preferably, just to teach them the error of their ways) a bad thing ?

I for one welcome our Lean Mean Killing Machines, I wonder if they'll include a George Foreman Grill as standard

You should visit an exorcist.



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 01:35 AM
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Originally posted by mr-lizard
And people wonder why 'terrorists' hate your 'freedom'...


I agree. Those terrorists have such fine sensibilities, and their psyches are sooo delicate.


I remember the scenes of them dragging the bodies of those contractors in Iraq, and then hanging them from a bridge.



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 02:05 AM
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Come on people.

It says the robot was designed to gobble up "organic" material.

I'm sure when they made it, there wasn't some crazy-haired old man with dark bags under his eyes in a dark tower somewhere screaming at a thunderstorm, "WE SHALL MAKE PEOPLE-EATING ROBOTS!!!!"

We aren't made of rubber and plastic, we're organic, too.

I'm sure they could program the robot to ignore people's bodies.

Christ what the media can do to people....



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 02:08 AM
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Originally posted by jsobecky

I remember the scenes of them dragging the bodies of those contractors in Iraq, and then hanging them from a bridge.


That was a legitimate action.

Your country engaged in an illegal War of Aggression and used mercenaries. Those people had every right to desecrate those bodies (which were illegally in Iraq) for political and propaganda purposes.

Those mercenaries went to Iraq to kill people - they joined the mercenaries to kill. Getting paid a salary is just a bonus on top of what can be made in a War-Zone whilst killing people. You know this.





[edit on 15-7-2009 by Exuberant1]



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 03:10 AM
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And why is that ?

reply to post by Exuberant1

What a warped view on reality you have, that you condone the actions of one sides murdering but disagree with the others, you know in war there's a little thing called the geneva convention, most of the bad guys don't stick to it, guess who didn't stick to it in Iraq ? Yeah you guessed, those who you are supporting. Perhaps you could comfirm to us what makes a war "legal" and ok as opposed to "illegal" and wrong ?



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 03:15 AM
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and we have the inevitable American Soldier bashing idiots....

Can you all stick TO THE TOPIC please?

The thread is about a robot which devours organic material.

NOT

The war in Iraq.

You people make me sick. Destroying this person's thread with your whining and illogical viewpoints and your propaganda and media quotes. Focus on the original topic at hand and take your whining somewhere else.



[edit on 15-7-2009 by mf_luder]



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 03:23 AM
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Originally posted by Discotech
Question: If the soldiers are dead, how is it any different to being used as donors or towards medical science ? Also if it eats our enemies who would have us dead, how is eating them (alive preferably, just to teach them the error of their ways) a bad thing ?

That is COMPLETELY different I can see you are CLEARLY not a warrior. Ja. Try picturing it against YOU. Well you want them dead, so when you come across it devouring your friend and using his chemical energy to kill you maybe you'd change your mind.


Originally posted by jsobecky
I remember the scenes of them dragging the bodies of those contractors in Iraq, and then hanging them from a bridge.

You obviously missed the countless atrocities Blackwater did to deserve it. We're not talking about US troops or something there.



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 03:28 AM
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Originally posted by yellowcard

Originally posted by mr-lizardThe creator(s) of this monstrosity should be tried for crimes against humanity, this is nothing short of horrifying.


This is such a ridiculous statement, just because it was designed to power itself on organic material doesn't mean it was specifically designed to feed on dead bodies. It would be a boring headline if they didn't add in "dead bodied"...geez, use your head, or did the robot get to you already


[edit on 14-7-2009 by yellowcard]


i agree with you...they just added Dead Bodies to make it interesting

To discuss the post..arent alive bodies organic too?



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 03:40 AM
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"WE SHALL MAKE PEOPLE-EATING ROBOTS!!!!" BUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAH MMMUUUUAHAHAHHHAAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA

I actually laughed a little, thank you



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 03:40 AM
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Originally posted by Ridhya
That is COMPLETELY different I can see you are CLEARLY not a warrior. Ja. Try picturing it against YOU. Well you want them dead, so when you come across it devouring your friend and using his chemical energy to kill you maybe you'd change your mind.


Actually it's no different at all, the body is just being recycled for another use, tell me how it is ok for nature to decompose a body that has been buried but it's not ok for a robot to deompose a dead body ?

I've always found it bizarre how people put so much fondess into a now empty vessel, once the spirit has left and gone to wherever it goes. Sure we can throw these vessels in the ground, burn them into ashes, cut them up for medical science but heaven forbid a metal robot comes along and eats them up.

I'd rather have an army of robots fighting my wars so I do not see fellow countrymen lose their lives.

The question is though, what happens when both sides have these mechwarriors ? What will they eat if there's no dead soldiers ? I guess we could airdrop livestock to keep them fueled up and battle ready.





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