hungry robot
July 20, 2000 9:47 AM   Subscribe

hungry robot - 20 years from now we'll all look back on this and simmer...
posted by internook (10 comments total)
I'm picturing a whole slew of bad "Night of the Living Robot" movies. Or a whole new twist to the Terminator.

Hey, I know, lets show this to those poor starving children in China/Ethopia/India/wherever. I'm sure *they* won't mind a machine being built that needs food to operate.
posted by jdiaz at 10:56 AM on July 20, 2000

Just looks like a mobile refuse-derived fuel plant to me. A lawnmower powered by grass clippings will both reduce local air pollution and yard waste, and sounds like a really great idea.
posted by Electric Elf at 11:22 AM on July 20, 2000

Artificial intelligence + flesh eating robots = demise of mankind.
posted by internook at 11:34 AM on July 20, 2000

Urk. When the fuel is spent this thing will have to take a crap. If you thought diesel exhaust smelled bad...
posted by nikzhowz at 11:45 AM on July 20, 2000

Now they're smarter than us, and they can eat us! We shall become their slaves! Our generation shall be the last to be free! Humans raised on farms, immortality for our soulless masters!

Geez. If you think all the music on the airwaves sucks now, wait till these meat machines take over...
posted by chicobangs at 12:56 PM on July 20, 2000

Any of you ever seen the ouvre of Albert Pyun? Bad movies where flesh-eating machines come after humanity. Movies like Red Dawn and Knights. Movies where Lance Henrickson is dressed up like a psychotic interior decorator gone berserk and only Kris Kristofferson can save us. Really fucking bad movies, and yes, I had to use that word because that's what they are.

Now science has actually brought us machines out of Albert Pyun's wettest dreams. Once again, Thank you, science. Couldn't you maybe have stopped at the A-Bomb?

And yes, I know these particular robots do not have an appreciation for puce and track lighting, but still.
posted by Ezrael at 2:45 PM on July 20, 2000

Actually, food-eating robots don't bother me- it's the ones that stuff us in tubes and feed off our body heat that bother me.
posted by dogwelder at 5:00 PM on July 20, 2000

We'll simmer? What makes you think we won't grill or fry?
posted by dhartung at 11:54 PM on July 20, 2000

Smarter then us? No such machine has been made.
posted by john at 12:22 AM on July 21, 2000

By "us" he meant internook. ;^)
posted by CrazyUncleJoe at 8:43 AM on July 21, 2000

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