I come to you live from my desk in a speechless state. My mind is racing, but the formation of sentences takes place in a rather different form. The problem is that I can not keep track of my thoughts – no matter what I should open this article with, I have left my thoughts, since I now wonder if the actual writing of this piece puts me on Boston Dynamics’ radar. If they are as dystopian as they seem to be, they almost certainly make a sort of list of early defectors. Potential John Connors, if you will. Leaders of the revolution, as the milk stain from tomorrow’s cereal on my t-shirt can tell you, I certainly am not (yet).
This is where we are with Boston Dynamics, in my humble opinion. How can we not be? We are the Internet generation – we, more than anyone else, should know the dangers of the rapidly evolving technology on which we are increasingly dependent. We are too Terminator generation, which I reckon, I do not know, 70% of the American population is at least aware of what the broad areas of these films are about: robots rise up and catch up with humanity. It’s almost as if James Cameron himself was sent back in time to warn popular culture about the threats to artificial intelligence. Why do you think he spent the last two decades essentially living underwater? Robots can not get wet (do not fact check this).
Imagine what AI-powered machines will be able to do in the next 5-10 years.
Boston Dynamics machines dance flawlessly and spiritually in rhythm. pic.twitter.com/1PHmurRo1k
– Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) July 17, 2021
As my father once told me – and as I hope yours once told you – if you are going to fight, turn first, and I can not help but feel that we are on the verge of that territory. I may have to go into full high school mode on this two-step tinsmith and invite it to the local Applebee’s parking lot to shoot them. Anyway, I’m already six steps ahead of the mini-Megatron here: if I die of mysterious blunt force trauma in the coming years, let this be the evidence the authorities need to launch an investigation into all artificial intelligence companies. because we are no more than half a decade away from a full blown I, robot reality.
Boston Dynamics has DoD contracts, and this is their PR cover, so this is not cool. It is very easy to imagine that this robotic body melts protesters on the ground. https://t.co/DPdh8Q32Aq
– mGATtozzi (@mgattozzi) July 19, 2021
Every time I see one of these Boston Dynamics robots do something “cute”, I say the same thing. “Imagine it has a machine gun in each arm”. It’s not dancing robots we’re watching … we all know it’s not? https://t.co/YGbUkV8bkA
– Alonso Gurmendi (@Alonso_GD) July 19, 2021
Boston Dynamics robot dances flawlessly and spiritually in rhythm on a field of human babies, babies it is flawlessly and spiritually harvested from kindergartens because it is contrary to the robot-fed human breeding program, ha ha stupid babies, you are robot dance floor now https: // t. co / efyLxheUTO
– Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) July 19, 2021