Skip to comments.Skynet Is Now Real -- Are Terminators That Far Behind? (VIDEO)
Posted on 02/05/2011 6:09:46 PM PST by Immerito
n the 'Terminator' universe, Skynet was built as a Global Digital Defense Network, an artificial intelligence that could command all computerized military hardware. The military installed Skynet because it would remove human error and guarantee faster, more efficient reaction time. It also guaranteed nuclear armageddon when it gained self-awareness and forced the surviving humans into slave labor. So that part was bad. But the first thing, the network command of all computerized hardware, that was a good thing, right?
Hey, guess what, everybody! That first thing is starting to happen, and its name is RoboEarth! And just in case you're worried, that name refers to uniting all the robots on Earth in a peaceful "learning experience" and does not conjure up images of a robot revolution at all.
Geekologie alerted us to the impending doom: "Scientists have developed a network that autonomous robots can use to send and obtain directions on how to perform various tasks." Basically, it's like an Internet for robots to share and download information, much like the way humans share torrents of season 1 of 'The Walking Dead.' However, while you are wasting time watching said TV show, the robots are sharing strategic information as efficiently as possible.
Scientists have tested this new program on their robot, the TechUnited AMIGO, which was able to successfully and autonomously download all information on how to pick up and serve a bottle of water to a person, then carry out that exact activity.
Yes, we know that's not the same thing as the Terminator, but if there's one advantage humans possess over the robots, it's causing a totally irrational panic. It's not long before we go from this:
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As any science fiction fan knows, it's only a matter of time before the peaceful robots turn on their creators. ;-)
Paging John Connor!
German Researchers Build Terminator Robot Hand
I knew it! :-)
Pissa. Just when I was starting to enjoy life.
Yeah, well, I think the dead giveaway is Michelle. I think only a, ummm, machine could satisfy her...
It’s just swamp gas that bounced an image off a weather balloon!
Oh, wait, sorry, wrong sci-fi thread.
“Living tissue over metal endoskeleton.”
Judgment day is inevitable.
Ah-nold warned us. :-)
ARMH microprocessors are probably involved.
ARM processors will microcontrol the Jetsons’ environment
“TI’s ARM processor-based TMS470 MCU, for example, is used in the majority of automotive safety systems around the world such as antilock braking systems, electronic stability control systems and airbag electronics, while TI’s leading digital signal processors (DSP) offer innovative solutions for infotainment, navigation, and vision- and radar-based driver assist systems. The TI automotive portfolio also extends into mixed signal solutions, integrating analog-, power-, digital-circuits.”
ARM and DSP Processing
ARM seems to be leading the way in this field of processing. The processor has found this as one of its greatest niche markets, mainly because of the steps the company has taken to fit into the embedded market and the architecture it has adopted.
DSP is prevalent with embedded processor in cell phones, cordless phones, base stations, pagers, modems, Smartphones and PDAs (Personal Digital or Data Assistants).
Other embedded applications that take advantage of such processors are: disc drive controllers, automotive engine control and management systems, digital auto surround sound, TV-top boxes and internet appliances. Other products are still being modified to take advantage of it: toys, watches, etc. The possible applications are almost endless.
But that still doesn’t answer the question, why the ARM processor for this job?
The answer to that is rather simple. ARM can offer low cost, high performance and low power consumption, each of which is required to make a portable embedded item marketable in today’s world. Not to mention the fact that a whole sub-group of ARM architecture has been dedicated to function strictly as signal processors.
This adapted processor has been named the “Piccolo”. The Piccolo functions as an integrated co-processor to a standard ARM microprocessor allowing a second DSP-oriented data path and associated DSP instruction set to integrate into a standard ARM 32-bit RISC/16-bit Thumb system. This configuration allows the co-processor to reuse data by sharing the same single system bus. Such a system is cost effective and power efficient.
I know you posted this to have a luagh, but I posted a similar article today.
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Posted on 2/5/2011 5:50:46 PM by JerseyHighlander
It continues to advance.
Let me remind everyone that James Cameron's inspiration for the original "Terminator" was a near-fatal fever he suffered, during which he *saw* the T-800, and did a near-rational analysis of what he was seeing, and came to the conclusion that it was from the future.
I'm just sayin' is all.
Well...we all wanted to live in interesting times, eh?
Scripture speaks of a machine coming to life, IIRC.
Maybe it won’t be so bad. Maybe it’ll be as Tanith Lee imagined instead.
“May you live in interesting times.” is a curse.
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