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ArcR
16th Jul 2009, 05:45
So it begins...

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,532511,00.html

When I read the part about starting the augmentation process at birth it reminded me of the trailer. What bugs me is the control.

Any thoughts on this?

Sean D
16th Jul 2009, 09:56
Must make the technology free and publically open. Or at least publically available for personal use.
The inevitable cannot be avoided, but it can be given to everyone.
BUG AUGMENTATION KIT: $169.99

rokstrombo
16th Jul 2009, 11:15
What a time to be alive! :rolleyes:

KSingh77
16th Jul 2009, 16:35
Uh oh better get my augmented fly swatter.

SageSavage
16th Jul 2009, 17:04
Does it punch through walls?

K^2
16th Jul 2009, 17:56
The fly or the swatter?

Irate_Iguana
16th Jul 2009, 18:24
The fly or the swatter?

Both will since they are augmented. That is how it works.

SageSavage
16th Jul 2009, 18:45
Correct. My swatter also has multi-kill functionality but it only works when the distance between the targets is within a specific range (0-100 000µm).

K^2
16th Jul 2009, 22:37
Both will since they are augmented. That is how it works.
Hmm... What if the wall is also augmented?

My swatter also has multi-kill functionality but it only works when the distance between the targets is within a specific range (0-100 000µm).
XD

P.S. When I first read the title, I thought it meant glitches. The idea terrified me.

Jerion
17th Jul 2009, 01:33
Hmm... What if the wall is also augmented?

XD

P.S. When I first read the title, I thought it meant glitches. The idea terrified me.

Remain terrified. These glitches are so powerfully augmented they can create augmented bugs, and have them slapped with augmented fly swatters against an augmented wall, creating a bug-sized hole in the wall, causing said wall to unleash a devastating combo of martial arts against itself and breaks the laws of [virtual] physics.

And it knows your name.

K^2
17th Jul 2009, 01:56
So what you are trying to tell me is that the wall crashes?

A real augmented bug: Error in algorithm that is taken care of by a memory leak from another part in the program. And yes, I've had that happen. Memory leak was reseting a counter when it should have been reset by the algorithm. Naturally, it stopped working after a minor modification to a variable stack, and it took me days to figure out why.

itsalladream
17th Jul 2009, 02:50
That is called the Blue Wall of Death.

BlazeL
17th Jul 2009, 05:39
When I first read the title, I thought it meant glitches...
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Both will since they are augmented. That is how it works.

Hmm... What if the wall is also augmented?

Now, that will cause your augmented glitch. One way or another. Just you wait. :D

K^2
17th Jul 2009, 06:56
Well, even the fact that augmented wall will break through walls should, in principle, cause a stack overflow on infinite recursion.

foxberg
17th Jul 2009, 13:49
Now lets wrap that cybug into a matamaterial and we can go places.

Abram730
18th Jul 2009, 23:12
Military EATR: Contractor Working On Horrifying Corpse-Eating Robots
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/discoblog/2009/07/15/new-robot-would-fuel-itself-on-grass-wood-human-corpses/

Corpses are the most abundant food source on the battle field. Also no mass graves to find... just robot poo.


Perhaps a civilian model.. something like this
http://www.weirdasianews.com/2008/04/20/robot-scooper/


Actually if the looked closer they'd realize that EATR is missing a wet box to digest animals... That tech is still new. At least as far as I know there are no portable multi-stage microbial fuel cells producing electricity and burnable fuel yet... but the ability to do that isn't all that far off.

KSingh77
19th Jul 2009, 20:19
Robots that eat corpses to create fuel?

God that reminds me of that one segment on the Animatrix,forgot what it was call where at the end the machines used live humans for energy.


Second article,guess the japanese are huge fans of Monty Python.

Mindmute
19th Jul 2009, 23:05
Kudos to the design team for that robot.
I believe nothing says "We'll get the remains of your loved ones back" like a robot that appears to have a silly face and gobbles the corpses up :rolleyes:

K^2
20th Jul 2009, 01:49
Robots that eat corpses to create fuel?

God that reminds me of that one segment on the Animatrix,forgot what it was call where at the end the machines used live humans for energy.
I would have gone with the Screamers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpNkVKzRlIs), based on story by Philip K. Dick, seeing how its the basic plot for the whole movie.

ArcR
20th Jul 2009, 03:06
^ I thought I was the only one who saw that movie. That chick at the end was somethin else. There should be a cybug easter egg somewhere. Nothing special.. just a fly with a different name.

Speaking of advanced bots Boston Dynamics Mule (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1czBcnX1Ww&feature=related)

This video is amazing!!! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6R5bm6qx2E)

KSingh77
20th Jul 2009, 03:41
It's the hunter from Half Life 2 episode 1.

K^2
20th Jul 2009, 05:31
Mule is great. Really shows that Honda guys didn't know what they were doing when they threw Asimo together.

Irate_Iguana
20th Jul 2009, 07:28
Mule is great.

The noise, man. How the hell do you deal with the noise?

K^2
20th Jul 2009, 08:03
You deal with it by creating even more noise. With guns. It's for military, after all. And I said great, not perfect.

WhatsHisFace
20th Jul 2009, 17:11
Does it punch through walls?

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o47/WhatsHisFace911/rockyhappy.gif

IOOI
21st Aug 2009, 23:36
Well, this could be used to justify 3rd Person View - with a drone/aug that can be upgradeable:


1st level - a small drone is used to view AJ in a typical 3rPV (let's say that AJ views himself through his shades or with some device plugged into his head), and the view is always "sticked" to the player - it allows a broader FOV, seeing around corners, appreciating the augs, entering in cover mode;
2nd level - deploys a second small drone that can be remotely controlled within a small radius of action from the player's position;
3rd level - allows the 2nd drone to attach to surfaces or NPCs and follow them (this is one way we could obtain passwords) - the drone can be controlled within a broader radius;
4th level - the drone is the spy's best friend - it has some kind of camo system and it is virtually undetectable (makes no sound and it's invisible to cameras and humans).



Well, this is just a draft so it can be modified. Have fun... :)