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deflatermouse05 Jun 2013 3:29 p.m. PST

Now, this may sound a bit crazy but three seperate news items from a few weeks past I became aware of. In themselves, not much but when combined with this new one I saw….
first we had

Robots that can replicate themselves with 3-D printing
added to


A "cloaking device", capable of rendering objects invisible to microwave light, has been produced using a standard 3D printer by scientists in America.

and then we had (for 10 minutes bfore the FEDS blocked it) this link
a 3D home printer to produce a firearm, successfully fired a bullet at lethal velocity, and then posted video to YouTube.

and finally we now have link
self awareness

This means with 3-D printers we will soon have SELF-REPLICATING INVISIBLE ROBOTS WITH GUNS!!! Meanwhile, what were we doing? Watching X-factor or the Voice. WAKE UP PEOPLE!! The future is now.

What would be your prefered scale? How would you organise your units? Basing? Who would make and sell them? How viable would it be able to print your own or scratchbuild?

War Monkey05 Jun 2013 3:48 p.m. PST

You forgot self-awareness!

"Self-aware replicating invisible robots with GUNS!!"

Skynet anyone? Yes it's time wake up and smell the coffee folks! Yet another reason to watch "Doomday Preppers" :O

Mako11 Inactive Member05 Jun 2013 3:49 p.m. PST

You forgot one final point, e.g. robots that feed on meat, in order to fuel their power cells.

I seem to recall that discussion, not to long ago.

I suspect they can probably feed on all organic matter, so it'll only be a short while 'til they strip the planet bare of all life, then build spaceships, and move on to the next star system.

Space Monkey05 Jun 2013 4:34 p.m. PST


Chatticus Finch Inactive Member05 Jun 2013 4:37 p.m. PST

… well, that's MY nightmare fuel filled for the rest of my life!

deflatermouse05 Jun 2013 4:40 p.m. PST

Do you mean something like In-vitro meat?
From Wikipedia

and from the BBC

Feb 19, 2012 Dutch scientists use stem cells to create strips of muscle tissue, from which they hope to make the world's first lab-grown hamburger later this year.

War Monkey05 Jun 2013 5:12 p.m. PST

I remember that topic on her about self refueling robots using bio mass a few years back

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2013 5:31 p.m. PST

I, for one, welcome our new self-aware invisible robot masters!

deflatermouse05 Jun 2013 6:01 p.m. PST

As I would be certain they would extend an open dinner invite to you.

I origianaly posted this on Facebook to try and create awareness and discussion but all my friends were too busy watching Bone Idol.

War Monkey05 Jun 2013 6:47 p.m. PST

Yes this is the beginning of the end folks, Self aware self replicating bio mass running invisible gun toting robots, that sneak up on you, shoot you, then eat you! No fuss, no muss and no bodies littering the battlefield.

Okay you have to come up with a name for them, you just can't go around screaming "There coming, there coming the Self aware self replicating bio mass running invisible gun toting robots are coming!!"

deflatermouse05 Jun 2013 7:16 p.m. PST

I would imagine that would very quickly end with "…Errk!.." and become an epitaph.
(Cut to love interest crying "His last words were..Look out! Self-etc,etc…Errk!!.")

A bit of a cumbersum description but I suppose much needed so as to distuingish them from the other Self-Aware Self-Replicating etc etc stealth robots.
They don't have to sneak as they are Stealth-y.

Curufea Inactive Member05 Jun 2013 10:29 p.m. PST

Carbon based circuitry is similar in many aspects to silicon based – and has been contemplated before for cybernetic parts that would be less inclined to be rejected by the host body.

There's no reason why nanotech machines must be silicon based – and life forms have an abundance of carbon.

Gaz004505 Jun 2013 11:09 p.m. PST

Not many figures needed for gaming either…….

AWuuuu Inactive Member06 Jun 2013 2:39 a.m. PST

Do Invisible Self-replicating Robots with Guns dream about Invisible Self-replicating Sheeps with Guns ???

billthecat06 Jun 2013 9:02 a.m. PST


billthecat06 Jun 2013 9:03 a.m. PST

Don't worry, Bat-Boy and the Elvis-clones will defeat them.

mister droid Inactive Member14 Jun 2014 11:24 a.m. PST

EATR is the robot that can consume flesh for power. Another DARPA robot can smell humans from absurd distances and in adverse conditions… Allegedly for rescue, but… DARPA. Everybody sits around fantasizing about zombie apocalypse… But it is the robots that are coming! That is without even mentioning the grey goo nanobot apocalypse… Doomed I tell ya, doomed.

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