What The Heck Will Google Do With These Scary Military Robots?

By | December 14, 2013
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This comes to us via Forbes…a publication, we as poor folks. don’t normally read. But we found this article interesting and somewhat unsettling. What do you think?

What The Heck Will Google Do With These Scary Military Robots?

Let’s see, we have a company that already knows everything about us, has possibly the world’s largest computer network, has recently built one of the biggest artificial-intelligence teams in the world–a company so powerful that it feels the need to soften its dominance with the informal motto, “Don’t be evil.”

And now Google Google–yes, of course we’re talking about Google–has bought a military robot company call Boston Dynamics. Not just any robot maker this time–after all, it has already quietly bought seven others over the past year, apparently to provide former Android chief Andy Rubin another chance at a moonshot project. No, unlike the other robot makers, this company makes machines by the names of BigDog, Atlas, and Cheetah that can variously outrun Usain Bolt and hurl cinderblocks 17 feet.

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One thought on “What The Heck Will Google Do With These Scary Military Robots?

  1. muriel schlecht

    Technology is wonderful……….until it gets into the wrong hands.
    I know, after Amazon was on TV showing it’s robot delivery system,
    one of my State Senators said “HOLD ON A MINUTE”. (and I’ll paraphrase the rest)
    No way am I gonna let this thing go uninvestigated and/or rules and regulations
    written AFTER the fact. I can already see lots of misuses with this thing. Our rights
    and freedoms are already being trampled to death.

    As for Google. I don’t trust ’em.

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