Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Obama's Speech

I'm sure you've all heard about Obama's big speech on race this morning. I just got home and watched the whole thing on You Tube. I'm sure that he doesn't need my repost here but it can't hurt and I think the things he says are right on. I feel like this speech has the potential to go down in history as one of the great speeches of our time. It is 37 minutes long but I encourage you all to watch the whole thing. I know that seems like a long time but it is worth it. Anyway, here it is.


Monday, March 17, 2008

This Could Be It Folks

Check out this video of a robot with incredible balance abilities. The noise is annoying so I recommend muting it but the things this beast can do are incredible.

The frightening thing here is that at the end of the vid it says that it was funded by DARPA. The way I see it, that means that this thing can't be that far from having guns mounted on it. Forget the Turing test, a robot that can't be knocked down, moves like a gazelle and carries an arsenal of weaponry on its back doesn't have converse with humans it just has to know how to shoot at them. We're fucked.