Friday, April 3, 2009

It Won't Be Long Now, The Robot Uprising is Nigh

Via io9, researchers at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver have created a tiny battery that could draw power from human blood. The batteries, designed for use in pacemakers and other implantable medical devices, contain a small colony of yeast. The living core of the fuel cell can draw energy from glucose in the blood flowing around it.

io9 goes on to talk about human cyborgs, but doesn't anyone else see the problem here? How long until we go from this:

To this:

I recently had a discussion with a couple of my brother's friends. One of them believes that the robot uprising is imminent, and that behind closed doors, Asimo is really an ass-kicking ninja master bot. Even if that weren't true, once true AI comes around, how long will it take for robots to realize that to enslave humans and turn them into powersources would kill two birds with one stone (nearly limitless source of energy, and freeing up the planet for themselves)?

Somebody better get on the horn to Neo, John Connor and Magnus, Robot Fighter right quick.

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