February 3rd, 2009 | researchmaterial
Remember this moment. This could well be the beginning of our long descent into a bad science fiction novel. The kind where we all die at the awful clicking tungsten mandibles of ROBOTS DESIGNED TO EAT EVERYTHING:
A new type of autonomous robot will soon be loosed upon the land. A robot that forages, grazing on weeds and shrubbery, on rotten logs — even on dried out roadkill and other carcasses. This is DARPA’s EATR (Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot), by RTI. It will be fueled by the Cyclone external combustion engine that can run on virtually any type of dry carbonaceous material.
That includes, of course, well-rotted human flesh.
The terms they’d like us to use include "sustainable machines" and "autonomous foraging robots." But you know what they really are. Look at them:
These are crawling death robots who want to gnaw the meat off our bones. Kill your children now, so that they don’t have to suffer.
(Okay, I admit it, they really look like this:)