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Yes, you read that correctly. And it’s not a 3D-animation, but a real amphibious robotic device, capable of swimming very controlled like a real snake.
This at first might seem like stand up comedy, someone playing the role of a crazy professor, complete with white coat, large glasses and fluffy hair. But then when you keep listening, you start to realize this guy (Marvin Minksy, a pioneer on Artificial Intelligence) is just being himself, talking about the things he uses his time on earth for.
Oh my, what a time intensive project this must have been…
This is not sci-fi, this is sci-fact! What an incredible machinery!
If you believe Virgin and Google, they’re planning on colonizing Mars in the coming 20 years, through a project called Virgle. I have an underbelly feeling that this is a very serious hoax.
Here’s question 2 of the official Virgle application questionnaire:
- I am a world-class expert in
– medicine and first aid
– Guitar Hero II
Here’s the Google guys making asses of themselves:
Wanna see something really creepy, but not in a horror kind way? Click here.
If you’ve got some time to spare, keep reading. If you got an insane amount of time to spare, why not re-create an entire Star Wars movie in letters?
Go check it out!
An 81 year old man in Australia wanted to commit suicide, so he turned to the internets for some advice. The solution he found and used was (of course) a killer bot! He built the thing and succeeded! I’m so curious to know what the killer bot looked like, but as far as I can tell, there isn’t a picture available yet. What a way to go … pretty cool actually, compared to the more conventional ways of dying. Full article here.
Nokia doesn’t seem like the type of company to risk its reputation by attaching its name to projects and concept bound to fail. For the person that has no understanding of nanotechnology, the concept visualized below seems rather far-fetched. However, if it is theoretically possible, it would open the door to a lot of possibilities. Whatever they’re dreaming up, let’s just wait and see 😉
This robot was ‘animated’ with brainwaves! Full story at we-make-money-not-art.