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Junkie Cindy Sheets sent me this, and it gives me a total military-scifi hardon. Imagine a military robot that is powered on biomass. And yeah, biomass includes dead bodies. Dead human bodies. So imagine machines that kill you, then eat you. Which means eventually, you're going to have robots that may kill you in order to eat you to get more power.

My mind is spinning with story possibilities for this one. Some of it may find its way into PANDEMIC, but not in the way you might expect. 

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Damn!

 Now that is a scary thought. Sci-fi has had robots workers that have rebelled and killed us, were built to protect us and killed us, thought we were inferior and killed us, went crazy and killed us, thought we were our own worst enemies and confined, monitored and controlled us (older movie, cant remember the name) and also an AI that wanted to mate and transfer itself into human form (Demon Seed). So now we have an actual plan to develop a robot that powers itself on biomass that it scavenges for itself!  I hope it never becomes self-aware and gains access to the IMDB! I hate to think I might become a fuel source for some devilish little piece of hardware and circuitry. (Believe me, with the amount of biomass I carry around I would be a prime target!)
 
But I do agree this is an excellently creepy Idea for you to play with when it comes to the Pandemic storyline.
 
 

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EATR!

Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot — that's right, "EATR" -you gotta love that acronym

 

This is the the very definition of "steampunk"!

 

 

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Neil laughed. "I'm a soldier, not a cop, ma'am."

MEH-TALLLLLLLL!!!

 

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body-eating bots

Hey Scott! Wonder why I immediately thought of you when I read this? Will be looking for these buggers in some of your work. Thanks for posting it!

Cindy

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sounds like a movie where robots kill off all the humans

or did they put them into pods and made them batteries.  I agree with Twowire, this can only end badly

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Love that UAV

I am totally going to make an RC plane that looks like that drone. I dig that inverted V-tail.

 

BTW, speaking of unmanned military badassery, check out Howe and Howe's Ripsaw.  This thing looks like it could be a ground attack drone straight off the PUV James Keeling! 

 

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Eh, don't get too excited.

Apparently Cyclone Power Technologies is wussing out on us & claiming that the EATR will be strictly vegetarian (press release PDF). There's some mumbling about "decration of the dead" and some Vienna Convention thing.

 

No wait, those are Vienna sausages ( I was hungry). Geneva Convention, that's it.

 

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Sure there gonna be vegetarians

 Do we really want to believe that bit of conspiratorial propaganda meant to assuage the fears of the humanitarian masses? Us Junkies here in the Siglerverse no better! Besides, what happens after they run out of veggies........   :p  :)
 

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oh, DO WANT!!!

 Those things are the pimpest things I have seen in a long time! Nice scouting work on that one!

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I actually saw it in Popular Mechanics a few months ago.

Yeah, I read Popular Mechanics. Me and like four other people around here, which is why the Wallgreens only gets three copies each month :( 

 

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um im sorry what

when i saw the title i was scarred when i saw what scott wrote in the describtion i laughed

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idea

so if i kill people can i fuel my house with them.. hmm..lol
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Hmmmm. I wonder if you can get a tax break

for being "green" heating your house with biological "waste"? 

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