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OMG: Google buys Boston Dynamics !!!

 
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OMG: Google buys Boston Dynamics !!!
Google has acquired robotics engineering company Boston Dynamics, best known for its line of quadrupeds with funny gaits and often mind-blowing capabilities. Products that the firm has demonstrated in recent years include BigDog, a motorized robot that can handle ice and snow, the 29 mile-per-hour Cheetah, and an eerily convincing humanoid known as PETMAN. News of the deal was reported on Friday by The New York Times, which says that the Massachusetts-based company's role in future Google projects is currently unclear.

Specific details about the price and terms of the deal are currently unknown, though Google told the NYT that existing contracts including a $10.8 million contract inked earlier this year with the US Defense Agency Research Projects Agency (DARPA) would be honored. Despite the DARPA deal, Google says it doesn't plan to become a military contractor "on its own," according to the Times.

Boston Dynamics began as a spinoff from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1992, and quickly started working on projects for the military. Besides BigDog, that includes Cheetah, an animal-like robot developed to run at high speeds, which was followed up by a more versatile model called WildCat. It's also worked on Atlas, a humanoid robot designed to work outdoors.

In a tweet, Google's Andy Rubin who formerly ran Google's Android division said the "future is looking awesome."

Source: [link to www.theverge.com]

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Other sources:

[link to www.engadget.com]

[link to www.nytimes.com]
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OMG!
Keneh
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WOW.... insta-pinned????

blwkss blwkss blwkss blwkss blwkss blwkss
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DARPA is Google
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Many "stages" are being taken control of..


Supply and demand.
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I dunno why, but THIS story in particular is giving me the creeps.

They don't care anymore at all with hiding it from the people, all wide in the open.... just like seeing approaching the endstage of whatever is coming.

Makes me wonder about what it is they REALLY care and hide from us then ?
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would it not be funny if google turned out to be skynet!!
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They're coming after your jobs!
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This world is fucked
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would it not be funny if google turned out to be skynet!!
 Quoting: okdk 40166867


Go figure....

Boston Dynamics provides the HARDWARE
Google provides the SOFTWARE

plus add unlimited funding.....

Someone (John Connor) better find out fast a way to hack these things
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Question EVERYTHING
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I hate to say this... but the future looks darker and darker each passing day.
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

"Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever." ~ George Orwell

"The exact level of tyranny that you're going to live under, is the level of tyranny you put up with." ~Thomas Jefferson

"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent. ~ Thomas Jefferson
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Imagine getting chased down the street by a pack of these.
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HOW did this thread got un-pinned now ??????

Anyone.... tomato
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NSA Death Bots for eliminating entrapped lone sheep. Great news synced up with the false flags and gun grabbing.


Google's "don't be evil" is like Obama's "you can keep your doctor."
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NSA Death Bots for eliminating entrapped lone sheep. Great news synced up with the false flags and gun grabbing.


Google's "don't be evil" is like Obama's "you can keep your doctor."
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 51529476


Yeah, but the guys at Boston Dynamics really "did build that!"
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who has ever watched Fringe?
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screamer
~Deplorable Doom Husky~
DO NOT blame me for the actions of others


:Bvglasses:

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who has ever watched Fringe?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 47702401


this1
~Deplorable Doom Husky~
DO NOT blame me for the actions of others


:Bvglasses:

Sharing is Caring!
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I dunno why, but THIS story in particular is giving me the creeps.

They don't care anymore at all with hiding it from the people, all wide in the open.... just like seeing approaching the endstage of whatever is coming.

Makes me wonder about what it is they REALLY care and hide from us then ?
 Quoting: pray_Italy


lolz it's in all the old sci-fi books and movies,
the rich are going to make robots to replace everyone.

i think you'll see big walled citys soon with the "haves"
[rich people] living in them and "have nots" [everyone other then the rich] living outside of them,

way faster then building stuff in space like a movie that's out now.

if only the rich can have college and loans,
they have won the whole 1st world.

not that any of this is new, mind you.
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screamer
 Quoting: Bizarre Verewolf


hahaha I love that pic!!!
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Ah jeez...
Seriously need to break the google monopoly
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Ah jeez...
Seriously need to break the google monopoly
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 46111926


Someone call John Connor....... asap
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Ah jeez...
Seriously need to break the google monopoly
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 46111926


Antitrust laws were written for those that threaten the monopoly.
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DARPA is Google
 Quoting: Keneh


Could be, yes.
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Drudge needs to put up a creepy pic for this story
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and the corporate monopoly conglomerates continue centralizing power

"the future is looking awesome" ..... for those who already have $$$ and control over a huge industry monopolization.

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Guessing the new mixed breed cyborg dog will be called a Labragoogle.
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Guessing the new mixed breed cyborg dog will be called a Labragoogle.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 42508561


Wahahhahahahaaa!!! Too Funny!!
You can't have everything... Where would you put it?
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hf blwkss for re-pinning this thread again !!!!





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