technology out of control

I’m all for technological advances. The sooner I can get a Rosie the robot to clean my house the better. But the Pentagon has gone too far this time. They’ve commissioned a Maryland based technology group to create a steam powered robot that can fuel itself by eating up different organic material. Grass, wood, oil and even human bodies are all on the menu. That’s right folks, corpse eating robots.

I never fully understood the concept of the "Uncanny Valley" until yesterday, when I saw this video of a Japanese "robot baby". It doesn't have lifelike skin, but when it stands up using its "hydraulic powered muscles", I threw my hand over my mouth in disgust. I'm incredibly fascinated by robots and would love to own one some day, but I think there will be a lot of chills had before I get to the point where I can actually mentally handle it.

Jon rips George Romero's "Diary of the Dead" a new hole.