Bursting At The Seams


By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes...

- "Second Witch" - Macbeth, Act 4, Scene 1 - Shakespeare

To a person standing on the edge of a cliff, sometimes, two steps backward might be considered 'progress' "


It is increasingly surprising, to more and more people, how rapidly the challenges of the forthcoming "fall" of organic-type beings begin to crystalize. We hear so often now, the many tales of concern that accompany the notion of the potentially problematic affects that artificially intelligent machines might visit upon us.

Since it is our mission here to collate these ideas, best as we can, and help society see the eight-hundred pound titanium gorilla squatting rudely on the collective coffee table, we thought that the following story would go some distance in accomplishing that goal.

Not only are there increasingly effective technologies, at increasingly affordable prices, virtually erupting onto the scene. There are also, thriving subcultures organizing around these technologies. Soon, making the Evil Robot Overlords' domination a reality, will be little more trouble than making a peanut butter and jelly sandwhich; observe.

" MAKE visited the folks at Game of Drones in sunny American Canyon two Sundays ago to see the latest in DIY battle drones. We saw a man running from hellfire of paintballs rained down from above. We found a group discussing lasers and wooden battle props. We saw copters crashing in the sky. 'Hey, I want to strap on a Go Pro and crash into you.' This isn’t your everyday fly-in. Here are a few of our favorite scenes. "

And, as if that weren't demostrative enough, regard these Evil Robot Praetors in even more horrifying detail:

[ ERN - We don't really need to "connect the dots" for you here, do we? ]

Full Story @ Makezine [ ERN - Ahhh, Sweet, sweet Makezine. Though we do love you, for so many reasons, we feel that you are now, walking the razor's edge... ]