Saturday, December 14, 2013

Maker Of Terrifying Killer Robots Acquired By Google, Etc.

Google acquires Boston Dynamics, makers of robots as cool as they are terrifying
What's the worst that could happen?

Happy Saturday people. Most of the weekend subway work has been cancelled due to the expected snowstorm. Beware of Manhattan and Williamsburg, which will be plagued by a horde of drunken Santas. (Not in talks to be acquired by Google so far as I know).

The fictional, less terrifying AMEE from Red Planet, who did not have access to your email, search history and contacts.
"Writes Markoff in the NYT: "Google confirmed on Friday that it had completed the acquisition of Boston Dynamics, an engineering company that has designed mobile research robots for the Pentagon. The company, based in Waltham, Mass., has gained an international reputation for machines that walk with an uncanny sense of balance and even — cheetahlike — run faster than the fastest humans." Nothing could ever go wrong here."
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