It sounds like something out of a science fiction novel, but killer robots are actually a serious threat.
“You see, we’re already at the dawn of the age of killer robots. And we’re completely unprepared for them”. The potential for lethal autonomous weapons systems to be rolled off the assembly line is here right now,” he says, “but the potential for lethal autonomous weapons systems to be deployed in an ethical way or to be designed in an ethical way is not, and is nowhere near ready.”, Ryan Gariepy, says.
Mr. Gariepy is the co-founder and CTO of Clearpath Robotics. Clearpath Robotics specializes in the design and manufacture of robust and reliable unmanned vehicle solutions for industrial research and development. Gariepy’s belief in the need for a strong global robotics community resulted in Clearpath being the first field robotics company to fully adopt and support ROS. Mr. Gariepy manages Clearpath’s technology strategy and serves as the company’s lead system architect.
“We can’t agree on how to implement those bits of guidance on the car,” Gariepy says. “And now what we’re actually talking about is taking that leap forward to building a system which has to decide on its own and when it’s going to preserve life and when it’s going to take lethal force.”
Gariepy says that, instead of developing missiles or drones that can decide on their own what target to hit, the military would be better off spending its money on improved sensors and anti-jamming technology. “Why don’t we take the investment that people would like to make in building fully autonomous killer robots and bring that investment into making existing drone technology more effective?” he says. “If we face and overcome them, we can bring that technology to the benefit of people outside of the military.”
World’s first Friendly, helpful and intelligent family robot will come to us during this year.
Astronomers at the Leiden Observatory, The Netherlands, and the University of Rochester, USA, have discovered that the ring system that they see eclipse the very young Sun-like star J1407 is of enormous proportions, much larger and heavier than the ring system of Saturn, Astronomy.com reports. The ring system — the first of its kind to be found outside our Solar System — was discovered in 2012 by a team led by Rochester’s Eric Mamajek.
“The details that we see in the light curve are incredible. The eclipse lasted for several weeks, but you see rapid changes on time scales of tens of minutes as a result of fine structures in the rings,” says Kenworthy. “The star is much too far away to observe the rings directly, but we could make a detailed model based on the rapid brightness variations in the starlight passing through the ring system. If we could replace Saturn’s rings with the rings around J1407b, they would be easily visible at night and be many times larger than the full Moon.”
“This planet is much larger than Jupiter or Saturn, and its ring system is roughly 200 times larger than Saturn’s rings are today,” said co-author Mamajek, professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Rochester. “You could think of it as kind of a super Saturn.”
The researchers encourage amateur astronomers to help monitor J1407, which would help detect the next eclipse of the rings, and constrain the period and mass of the ringed companion. Observations of J1407 can be reported to the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO). In the meantime the astronomers are searching other photometric surveys looking for eclipses by yet undiscovered ring systems.
Smartphones are, without a doubt, the gadgets of the 21st century. Since the launch of the first true smartphone as we know it, the iPhone back in 2007, these black mirrored gadgets have become an integral part of our everyday lives. This is an age when old and new coexist, but there are some indications that the new will win, rendering some of the traditional things obsolete. Here are some examples of everyday traditional items a smartphone can replace today.
Science fiction readers must remember the “electronic newspaper” in Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. The astronauts on board the Discovery, en route to Jupiter, have used an iPad-like device to stay up to date with the latest news, transmitted by radio from Earth. The “Newspad” described by Clarke is surprisingly similar to smartphones and tablets used today, and the medium through which we can subscribe to the news of interest for us is the internet. Suddenly printed newspapers have become obsolete… and will disappear in a few decades at most.
2. Cheap Cameras
Small size, “soapbox” cameras were trendy a few days back, but now most smartphones can take better pictures than these, rendering them obsolete. Besides, smartphones also offer the possibility to store the photos taken in the cloud, or share them instantly with our friends and family over the internet. With the increasing penetration of these devices soapbox cameras will surely disappear in a few years time.
There are fewer and fewer people watching television as they used to each year. Keeping both eyes on the “idiot’s lantern” is slowly becoming obsolete, as more and more people have access to internet streams and video sharing services. I, for one, haven’t watched TV for years – I find out the news on the internet, and use online media streaming services if I want to watch movies or series. And the device I usually use for this is my smartphone or tablet. Slowly the television as we know it will disappear, being replaced by smart devices that fit in our pockets.
4. GPS, maps, compasses
I have a Nokia smartphone. Not a new one, but one that has been released over a year ago. Still, it has features like a compass, a GPS / Glonass received and a free Maps app that was bundled with it. Whenever I’m lost, all I have to do is take it out of my pocket, search for my destination through the app and follow the directions to get “un-lost” in no time.
As long as these smart devices have their batteries full, they can provide us with replacements for a series of everyday habits and items, simply rendering them obsolete. Besides, they offer so much more – access to information, connections and even games – red flush online casino is my favorite – and ways to entertain ourselves. I wonder what the future brings?
Erich Fromm said that the danger of the past was that men became slaves but the danger of the future is that man may become robots. There are great numbers of articles, books, movies, games etc. about robotic future of humanity were created in past and now robots have became the real part of human’s lives.
For instance this Care-O-bot 4 that is the product vision of a mobile robot assistant to actively support humans in their daily life. It can be used for a variety of household tasks, for example it can help to deliver food and drinks, and even to assist you with cooking or for cleaning.
Besides that it can be used as supporter to patients and personnel in health care institutions, as a deliver orders in restaurants, it can provide reception and room service in hotels or for entertainment.
I don’t know exactly when I can use this fantastic helper at my home however I don’t see any danger signs yet the famous German philosopher noticed in his works.
This world loves to play games and that’s fact. Actually we live in an age of video games and tat’s fact as well. Why do we so like to play video games is another question, and there are specialists who give us the answer on the question explaining this sort of people’s tendency with experience and emotions which are closely related to happiness.
Probably it’s true and they are right. But I believe that besides that the nature of the phenomena of video games is such special sort of mysterious power which is very similar to the feeling we get when immerse ourselves into the atmosphere of favorite movies or classic novels we love the most. No doubt video gaming has become a huge part of the modern culture and that’s it.
Also the main benefit of video games is various creating elements and many ways to fulfill any motivations. Sure there is negative factor in playing as well. As everybody knows, there are people who spend hours playing games instead of doing anything else and sometimes they can miss their important deals just for completing one more level on a favorite game. But it doesn’t can abolish all benefits we get from gaming.
There are many video game lovers out there and sometimes, you know, when you take into account such popular mobile games as Angry Birds or Zombies, or such popular social games like Farmville or Words With Friends, you can find out suddenly that even your careful grandmother or rich and successful uncle are hardcore gamers indeed who check out gaming news Canada for the latest Canadian game releases, game reviews and the latest video game news. You know, I’m sure a gaming is a great way to get to know people much better, even your closest friends and next of kins.
It is reporting that yesterday the most active Philippines’ volcano Mayon, 2,640-metre (8,070-foot) Mayon, located about 330 kilometres (200 miles) southwest of Manila, had been awoke and lava cascaded from the hill. The volcano’s world-renowned perfect cone appeared to have been deformed, swollen with lava that had risen from the Earth’s core.
Soldiers went from house to house asking residents to evacuate, after authorities on Monday raised the third highest alert in a five-step scale, meaning a full-scale eruption is possible “within weeks”. At least 8,000 of the target 50,000 people had been moved to temporary shelters, with the operation expected to run for three days, regional civil defence director Bernardo Alejandro told AFP.
As you know climate change has been happening throughout the history. Now it seems that it happens much more quickly than people had once thought? However I guess most of you have noticed that the climate is changing. Today everyone is talking about climate change and we think that if it has never happened before, we are safe in assuming it is not going to happen with us in the future. But there is exceptions there. And climate change is the exceptions that can bring the disastrous impact on the Earth and all the stuff of life. Therefore we cant stop worrying about.
Often people ignore the fact that our planet and we, people who live on, are whole and inseparable as we exist in a living natural system. In my view, what we need today is to realize that both humanity and earth are whole and depend on each other directly. The ecology is complex systems and its vulnerability is extremely high. We should learn to acquire a better understanding of it. Today we are able to keep track on the climate observing, impacts and future risks of its changes, including opportunities for societies, economies, and ecosystems around the world.
Sometimes we can hear that there’s no sign climate change, but unfortunately that’s not true. You can see repeated and absolutely unpredictable hurricanes, lightning, storms, tornadoes, floods, heavy snowfalls, earthquakes, to say nothing about fluctuations of temperature that is noticeable sign of the bad tends as well. Now we have learned to keep the track of events with The Weather Channel or with any other trusted climate reports.
I believe that you don’t experience property damage from a storm, fire, or other extremes every day but there is
Fire, Water, and Storm Damage Repair Services there and probably you will be interested in.
What we can do?
We are still able to do a lot. Whether you’re driving your car, using electricity for heating and cooling, lighting, and operating equipment you help to make the air cleaner at least. Green up your life, this is first step you’re able to do to protect the climate.
What is happening now?
We see that in different regions around the world is evidence of the global climate change, the Eath have never ever faced such weather conditions which bring a range of risks from common collapse and distraction to deaths in extreme high temperatures to changing patterns of infectious diseases.
Climate have changed and I have nothing to add just follow recommendations and don’t be caught without the latest weather news.