I Welcome Our Robot Overlords

To military hardware geeks and those who spend countless hours surfing the web, this video from Boston Dynamics is pretty old. But it came up in conversation this morning and I figured I’d let it haunt the dreams of those who haven’t seen it.

Sure, like most military tech, it could have plenty of peace-time applications that improve the quality of life for civilians. But don’t bet on it. Because that process usually takes years. And by that point, SkyNet will have become self-sufficient and this will be one of the foot soldiers it uses to herd us into flesh pens where we will be turned into batteries.

Let slip the robot dogs of war.

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3 responses to “I Welcome Our Robot Overlords

  1. I liked this more conclusive footage of the Big Dog:

  2. Wow, imagine this freaky thing coming at you about of the trees of a battlefield blasting away with a Vulcan machine gun on either side, like fire breathing saddlebags — which I’m sure is one of the visions the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has in mind. Wonderfully creepy.

  3. Wow, imagine this freaky thing coming at you out of the trees of a battlefield blasting away with a Vulcan machine gun on either side, like fire breathing saddlebags — which I’m sure is one of the visions the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has in mind. Wonderfully creepy.

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