RoboCop Is Coming

I haven’t been able to find a video of a Boston Dynamics robot shooting a gun. I suspect they’ve been there, done that but don’t want to scare the public. I’m not sure this DARPA-funded dynamo presents any particularly new threat to our constitutionally protected rights; SWAT teams already use robots to check out your digs before they execute a no-knock warrant (and your dog). But there is that niggling question of whether or not morality gets lost in the ether when its delegated to Artificial Intelligence and/or exercised via remote control. Anyway, never mind hearts and minds. Like our CIA-controlled drone program, expect an up-armored and armed RoboCop (a.k.a., Petman) to debut in foreign lands. For reference, click here for OmniCorp’s press release. And no, I didn’t get this story from InfoWars.

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  1. avatar Ivan w/ an AR says:

    Cue the Terminator theme music…

  2. avatar Old Fat Guy says:

    Can anyone say I Robot?? On a bad day??!!

  3. avatar Mark says:

    There’s the end of the rest of the unskilled jobs.

  4. avatar Ralph says:

    Another quality product from OCP, dedicated to serving the public trust, protecting the innocent and upholding the law.

    Where’s Peter Weller when we really need him?

  5. What date is it again that Skynet becomes self-aware?

    1. avatar إبليس says:

      When the Terminator remake stars Justin Bieber as the titular automaton?

  6. avatar In Memphis says:

    I thought this was going to be about the new Robocop movie coming next year. Im rather glad I didnt have to whine about how horrible its going to be.

  7. avatar jwm says:

    Just put a 3 level vest on Asimo and equip him with a bottle of pepper spray. Lot cheaper than developing a whole new kill bot.

  8. avatar robononymous says:

    “I got to be honest with you. When I see this thing, I get the feeling that, when the sh1t hits the fan, this things not gonna be on my side. I’m going to aim for the knees.”

    – PeenieWallie
    November 21, 2009

    And this video for Tetra Vaal dates back to 2004 (before there was a YouTube)

  9. avatar robononymous says:

    This Tetra Vaal video is originally from 2004

    Before there was YouTube, we had to download a 16 MB QuickTime video file to watch this. You kids today have it easy. Now get off of my artificial lawn.

    1. avatar robononymous says:

      I apologize for the double post.

      The first post did not appear for at least seven hours ( 00:57 to 07:51), and I assumed that it had been lost in the bowels of the server.

      I think the the second post links to a better-quality copy of the video.

  10. avatar ensitu says:

    Concidering the 47 petitions for secession I imagine “Forgine Lands” may soon include most of the US

    1. avatar speedracer5050 says:

      So would the be the New US or the US Conglomerate??
      Need a could mix of states when secession happens. Texas has beef and lots of grazing land, Arkansas has pretty well everything it needs to be self supporting so they get in, Kansas for the wheat, Missouri for cheap smokes and gas plus some good mountains to hide in if needed, lots of places need to be in and we can close the border off and be self sustaining.

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