Nov 19, 2010

The Robot Threat

In this week's podcast, Robert chatted with Steven Johnson and Kevin Kelly about the evolution of ideas and technology...and toward the end of the conversation you hear him getting nervous about the idea that technology might one day develop a mind of its own and, just maybe, crush us in its steely deathgrip.

So we thought it might be a nice (if temporary) consolation to share this video of what kind of threat we face from the robots, at least as far as soccer is concerned.  And this article, from the BBC, elaborates on the preparation of a team of University of Edinburg roboticists for the 2011 RoboCup. 

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