posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 08:27 PM
It may be walking, but it doesn't seem very fast. I mean, if you see that thing coming with a load of explosives, you'd have time to run. I don't
think it would be very good at sneaking up on anyone. Maybe if they let it out at night while people were sleeping, it could walk into a place. Even
so, they'd have to place it into position and it would have to have access to a building or area. I don't know how it would be useful for a weapon
just as it is. It is interesting to see what can be done with robotics, but I don't think we will be bowing to our mechanical overlords any time
soon. The only way I think it would really work would be if they could somehow use a device to hijack a human body and thus control the human's
movement, speech, and everything.
They may have mind control right now, for all we know. But then the body is only capiable of going into places and situations that a human body can
tolerate. Even if the body is expendable, and they fully expect the human to die during the mission, there are limitations to what that person is
going to be able to do.
They'd want a very physically fit body for one thing. Then they'd want a strong body for fighting, or a lean fast body for spying. That rules out
most of us. They'd want fast reflexes and good mental capacity for thinking and problem solving. The body would have to be free of most diseases.
Then they'd want someone who looks pretty good, but maybe not too good. They'd want someone to blend in with everyone else.
Probably they would just create the type of person they wanted.
I think robotics are good, but if you really want something that moves like a person, you are going to need an actual person.
The best robots I have seen do not move like a person, but move more like bugs on land or fish in water or birds in the air.
This is why, if we ever have mechanical overlords, I think they'd look more like a giant scorpion something.