Tuesday, November 03, 2009

When robots take over the world, remember it started like this



So now, if you could get those fingers to type and work with BibleWorks and Logos and MS Word... you'd have like 40,000 sermons in a half-hour!

And that's not even touching the pen-spinning and iPhone-tossing potential!

24 comments:

James David Beebe, Jr. said...

How surprised these guys must have been to walk into their lab one morning and discover what had evolved from random chance!

SandMan said...

"Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world's first bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man. We can make him better than he was before. Better, stronger, faster."

Any "Six-Million Dollar Man" fans out there?

Fred Butler said...

You mean 6 billion. Adjusted for inflation.

The Post Office is already taken over by robots.

Made in America...
By Robots.

Fred Butler said...

I was going to add...
That robot hand looks to be the right size to fit around a human head.

Just in case there is an uprising, we need to be prepared.

James David Beebe, Jr. said...

The agility is amazing, but the way that eye follows the ball around shows it to be no more intelligent than a cat, so I'm not worried.

witness said...

Who gets to decide what those robotic hands and sensors do? Just wondering about it kind of gets scary.

Terry Rayburn said...

You can't shoot them.

They catch the bullet and throw it back at you in a millisecond at 3000 fps.

Even if you duck *before* you shoot, it calibrates your duck and you're a dead man.

The next stage, of course, is reproducing itself and developing legs and wings.

A nuclear explosion can't even hurt it. It grabs the atomic particles with a microscopic tweezer as they burgeon and puts them in a little stainless steel tray.

Code name: Locust. Imminentize The Eschaton, brothers and sisters :)

DJP said...

Whoa.

Who knew Terry Rayburn had all that in him?

Excellent.

LeeC said...

Now they need to merge it with EATR.

Hope we have EMPs ready to discharge all over the U.S.

LeeC said...

BTW, I for one welcome our new robot overlords.

DJP said...

As long as the EMP wouldn't take out my iPhone.

LeeC said...

"As long as the EMP wouldn't take out my iPhone."

Now THAT'S comedy gold right there!

Ranyd said...

I bet their nickname for the hand is Ahrnold. And yes I spelled it that way on purpose.

Gary said...

Very cool. While we're on the "nifty technology" vibe, take a look at this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd3-eiid-Uw

It's a bit old, but still cool.

SandMan said...

Now I just feel archaic. Here I am making reference to 70's TV shows and you guys are talking Artificial Intelligence and ElectroMagnetic Pulses... maybe I should reinstate my subscription to Popular Mechanics. Found this publication is from 1978:

"Solar-Powered Plans: Now Flying! Complete Plans-Make Your Own Cider Press. (Not kidding, this is a real title from 1978 Popular Mechanics).

Solar-powered cider press vs. EATR

DJP said...

It's true, SandMan:

You can be cutting-edge

OR

You can not read the BibChr blog.

SandMan said...

Awesome, I just got to be in a commercial. Unfortunatley, I am like the sad little girl that the narrator is chiding for not telling my mom to buy Brand X cereal. Thanks, Dan!

Rachael Starke said...

Terry, that's hilarious.

If that preaching thing doesn't work out, I could make a few calls to some screenplay writers and they'd option that idea for a big Will Smith trilogy and make you millions.

Fred Butler said...

I think there was a Bionic Man episode where he took on some indestructible robot probe thingy that looked like a tripped out Gremlin. I think they defeated it with a big magnet dangling from a helicopter.

Anyone remember that?

DJP said...

I liked the Bigfoot ones.

And with Jaime Summers.

Brad Williams said...

I hope I get stationed on the Galactica.

Sir Aaron said...

Now they can make a movie where robots try to take over for the good of humans. OR right, they already made IRobot.

I'm with LeeC. Robots in charge couldn't possible be that much worse and may actually be an improvement.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Whoa.

Are those purely for robots or are they available as artificial limbs?

Julie

Sir Aaron said...

Could you imagine a basketball player dribbling like that?