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  • Are Robots replacing us?

    July 25, 2013

    Subhankar Banerjee, author of Arctic Voices: Resistance at the tipping point, published in 2012, and being-re printed on August 20, 2013, wrote an article on Climate Story Tellers titled, “The US Government is Metamorphosing Into the Borg.”

    The highlight of his article is the US Defense Advance Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA’s), new robot, Atlas. Atlas was created from the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) in October 2012. The New York Times headlined the news of Atlas’s construction with “May Foreshadow Age of ‘Robo Sapiens.’”

    Atlas was designed to “take on some of the most dangerous and high–stakes jobs imaginable, such as tending to a nuclear reactor during a meltdown, shutting off a deep–water oil spill, or helping to put out a raging wildfire.” says the MIT Technology Review. There are many who doubt this and feel as thought DARPA could be using Atlas as a military weapon, versus a champion for the people robot.

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