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OMG: Google buys Boston Dynamics !!!

 
Anonymous Coward
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12/15/2013 01:32 AM
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this should have been banned


Your government is going to kill you with these things

Google is going to use them as an army for their Map service
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12/15/2013 01:44 AM
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Now TODAY I read this article:

Facebook develops algorithm that will learn EVERYTHING about you from photos........

Social network will analyze and then 'make sense' of shared content from photos to 'likes'

Facebook will then be able to better target individuals

New lab being set up at New York University specifically to study and improve 'Artificial Intelligence' systems


So, when will they join team Google/Boston Dynamics for the ultimate killing/hunting machine????

Article here: [link to www.dailymail.co.uk]
 Quoting: pray_Italy


Not sure if they are going to create such machines but once the population is herded into mega cities the product from this R&D will be a great tool for TPTB. And people wonder why FB and the internet in general is free. Nothing is free. Do you really think Google shares are worth gold because of ad revenue? these companies are supported by...and techies are free to innovate without fear of not making any money. Maybe technology will one day make paper money obsolete? Sorry folks for the twilight zone thinking. all this is just my opinion. Happy Good times before and after 2013 (I hope) take care good people.
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12/15/2013 02:03 AM
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Re: OMG: Google buys Boston Dynamics !!!
Now TODAY I read this article:

Facebook develops algorithm that will learn EVERYTHING about you from photos........

Social network will analyze and then 'make sense' of shared content from photos to 'likes'

Facebook will then be able to better target individuals

New lab being set up at New York University specifically to study and improve 'Artificial Intelligence' systems


So, when will they join team Google/Boston Dynamics for the ultimate killing/hunting machine????

Article here: [link to www.dailymail.co.uk]
 Quoting: pray_Italy


This is why I'll be distancing myself from Internet activities over the coming months.

I dunno exactly what my life plan is going to be (work for the system, stay out of the way, work against it, blah blah whatever), but what I DO know is that I don't want friggin agencies stupidly deciphering my personality based on social media snippets.

Good news is that it is likely they wouldn't see me as a threat. If anything, I'm looking forward to being asked for recruitment for something or other. sigh
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12/15/2013 02:04 AM
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THey are testing out lots of targeting stuff


saying it is for ads


in the futuer it will be used for drone attacks
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12/15/2013 02:07 AM
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I bet they sold their company cause they desperatly needed money. Robotic is more about syfy than milking money.
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12/15/2013 04:29 AM
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THey are testing out lots of targeting stuff


saying it is for ads


in the futuer it will be used for drone attacks
 Quoting: Astral Goat


It just keeps getting better and better......




OK, I get it... the "nerd" working there do it for the pleasure of creating these mind-boggling robots and make them as fancy beyond any possibilities...... but isn't there any point in time when they pause and THINK where this is heading eventually ????


How about such a system connected to ROBOTS just like in Avatar:




Oh, btw, did you ever heard of "KURATAS" built in Japan?



So, who still thinks that this is "just for fun" or that this is heading more and more towards SKYNET?

IMHO, this thread should remain PINNED !!!
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12/15/2013 05:30 PM
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and of course the AI that they'll install on these robots will be entirely predictable, won't it.

[link to www.theregister.co.uk]
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12/15/2013 05:55 PM
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I really just wan't a robot to cook, clean, do the yardwork, and drive. So that I can concentrate on more important things. Plus to would be really cool and futuristic!
Keneh
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12/16/2013 05:37 AM
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12/16/2013 05:59 AM
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 Quoting: Montclair de Rallo-Tubbs 51630181


K.T.E.


This is not going to end well...
...Your Own Personal Jesus...
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12/16/2013 07:42 AM
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12/16/2013 08:00 AM
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Google = OCP. We all know what happened to them! Just need their own robot to help take them down.
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12/16/2013 09:25 AM
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List of mergers and acquisitions by Google
2013

Shaft inc - Humanoid robot

Redwood Robotics - Robotic Arms


Meka Robotics - Robot

Holomni - Robotic wheels

Bot & Dolly - Robotic cameras

Boston Dynamics - Robotics
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12/16/2013 09:27 AM
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List of mergers and acquisitions by Google
2013

Shaft inc - Humanoid robot

Redwood Robotics - Robotic Arms


Meka Robotics - Robot

Holomni - Robotic wheels

Bot & Dolly - Robotic cameras

Boston Dynamics - Robotics
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27061392


Translated........

SKYNET
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List of mergers and acquisitions by Google
2013

Shaft inc - Humanoid robot

Redwood Robotics - Robotic Arms



Meka Robotics - Robot

Holomni - Robotic wheels

Bot & Dolly - Robotic cameras

Boston Dynamics - Robotics
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27061392



We have been acquired by Google and are busy buiding the robot revolution .

[link to redwoodrobotics.com]

[link to mekabot.com]
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12/16/2013 11:18 AM
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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]

PIN 1dunno1 ????
 Quoting: pray_Italy


Another interesting point is that I have it on good word that the original buyers of the NSA property in UTAH bluffdale was Google who then sold/ gave it to the NSA.
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12/16/2013 01:41 PM
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google + boston Dynamics =

in robot voice "all of your base belong to us"
pray_Italy  (OP)

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12/20/2013 02:13 PM
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Surely once the video gets out this thread will be bump-ed further !!!!

Just asked creator of creepy DARPA robots if they will be used for war. Vid coming soon thru @Lukewearechange

Source: [link to twitter.com (secure)]
pray_Italy  (OP)

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12/21/2013 12:52 AM
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Re: OMG: Google buys Boston Dynamics !!!
BESIDES Boston Dynamics, Google did acquire 6 other robot companies amongst which:


Yeah, japanese SCHAFT capable of driving a vehicle:




Bot & Dolly (the ones with the cool looking "box" video):




Meka Robotics:





So do NOT think about all these "fancy" / "awesome" looking individual robot designs/technology but rather of what they will be capable once COMBINED into unique machines.... tomato


Some more info here: [link to spectrum.ieee.org]
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12/21/2013 12:55 AM
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Now that's fuckin' creepy as all get out.
ACG
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12/23/2013 12:48 AM
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Uhhh. Foofle buys Everything. Have you done a wiki check on all long and ever growing list of take overs by foofle?

One day I will have the answer to why people cannot see things for what they truly are. A search engine people. Why is a search engine behaving this why, ask yourself.
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12/23/2013 12:50 AM
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Japan has the top robotics. Oh thats is right, Japan will be too busy for the next decade to further their robot technology. Plenty of time of westerners to catch up and over take.

Myopic are the sheep.
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12/23/2013 01:07 AM
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Reminds me of this;


As always, look beyond what the eye can see.





GLP