christopher heiser <christopher AT heiser DOT net>
Date Published: September 15th, 2009
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Japanese Robotic Exoskeleton: Awesome, Yet Darkly Ironic

There's little doubt that this amazing exoskeletal robot is the future of assisted (and amplified) human mobility. It's terrific and I hope to see it commercialized soon. However, the fact that the suit (HAL) is named after a psychotic computer intelligence driven to murder in 2001 while the company (Cyberdyne) is named after the group responsible for Skynet, the nuclear-war-starting AI from The Terminator. Wonderful. Can't wait to see what their next product gets named. The WOPR?

by Christopher Heiser on September 15 23:06
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