“I, for one, welcome our new robot overl—- CHOMP!”

by wjw on March 4, 2011

Two signs of the coming Robot Apocalypse.

First (via Robert) the US Navy has issued a proposal calling for scientists to create:  ” . . . swarms of little semi-autonomous machines that can team up to manufacture complex objects (including, presumably, more robots).

“That’s right, the only thing scarier than a swarm of intelligent military mini robots is a swarm of intelligent military mini robots in control of the means of production . . . “

Plus, over in Japan, a cute little gastronomic robot has decided that humans taste like bacon.

The only remaining question for us is: What does the Singularity taste like?

Dave Bishop March 4, 2011 at 11:11 am

We can only hope that the project is ‘terminated’ (forgive the pun) as a result of massive cost overruns.

Failing that, let’s hope that the self-replicating robots turn on the Military-Industrial Complex and devour it … of course it’s highly likely that they will then turn their attentions to the rest of us …

Oh well, I suppose that it will be a good example of eveolution in action!

Robert Sulentic March 4, 2011 at 10:58 pm

Oh, it’s not going to end well….

Michael Mock March 5, 2011 at 3:33 am


Oh, I’ll grant you, it’s not going to end well for the military. Or for most of the civilian population. But to the world’s Mad Scientists, this represents the perfect opportunity!

And then we’ll have the chance to build our new scientific Eutopia from the ashes and rubble. It won’t be long before we’ve turned the moon into a massive, nanite-operated data storage facility, and given our best and brightest the chance to govern our – excuse me, their own planets. Perhaps the scientific elites will even master the voices in their heads, and turn them to useful pursuits!

(Why yes, I loved _Aristoi_. Why do you ask?)

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