Thursday, July 16, 2009

Who's the fucking nihilist here? 

Great Moments in Capitalism:

A Maryland company under contract to the Pentagon is working on a steam-powered robot that would fuel itself by gobbling up whatever organic material it can find — grass, wood, old furniture, even dead bodies.

Robotic Technology Inc.'s Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot — that's right, "EATR" — "can find, ingest, and extract energy from biomass in the environment...


That "biomass" and "other organically-based energy sources" wouldn't necessarily be limited to plant material — animal and human corpses contain plenty of energy, and they'd be plentiful in a war zone.


The advantages to the military are that the robot would be extremely flexible in fuel sources and could roam on its own for months, even years, without having to be refueled or serviced.

Upon the EATR platform, the Pentagon could build all sorts of things — a transport, an ambulance, a communications center, even a mobile gunship.

A mobile gun that fuels itself by eating the people it kills.

Once more, for fun: A mobile GUN that FUELS ITSELF by EATING the PEOPLE it KILLS.

Well, I for one can't imagine what kind of a sick individual would find pleasure in apocalyptic fantasies about the destruction of a society that would create such a thing.


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