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Old 09-08-2011, 10:20 PM   #1
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I can't decide if this is an example of impressively used government spending (yes, I do believe there is such a thing) or if I should be skurred.

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Did someone say autonomous robot farmers? Assuming these things are viable, who wants to take the odds on the patent getting lost or the creator ending up in a fatal accident?


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I for one welcome our robot overlords...

The facial recognition is nothing special, I mean xbox kinect does a pretty decent job of it. But I've never put my picture up as my profile pic anyway, so idc. It does kinda suck we gotta actually take steps to maintain something resembling privacy. With that said, I actually regret registering on facebook, in the first place. There's a reason you can only "disable" your account, and not delete it.
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Americans’ food has depended on fewer and fewer people for centuries. In 1776 the feeding of every 100 Americans required the work of 90 Americans. Today the feeding of every 100 Americans requires the work of only 2 Americans. And yet we are today more abundantly fed than at any time in the past.

Also, if our government really worries that we’re “vulnerable to local economic disruptions, tariffs, [and] attacks on the food supply,” it will find the culprit in the mirror. The agency that imposes tariffs, price-support, and other policies that artificially reduce supplies of many agricultural goods is none other than Uncle Sam itself. Most of these policies are designed to make us more dependent than we would otherwise be on American farmers. These farmers – in addition to often being less efficient than are foreign farmers spread across the globe – are located only in particular parts of America, thus making us more vulnerable to local disruptions.
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The army of robots is coming...


DARPA-supported four-legged robot hits 18.5 MPH.
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Old news. It's also old news that this facial/individual recognition can be done from space.
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