The BigDog from Boston Dynamics has been on my radar screen as a potential aid to the military of the United States. It would be an advantage if our troops didn't have to carry around hundreds of pounds of gear and could instead tell a robot were to haul the stuff for them. Now that I have seen the video below of the BigDog tossing a cinder block almost as far as I can, which was uploaded to YouTube in February of 2013, I now think of this machine as the harbinger of death. Behold its awesome power:
Why must robots inevitably be programmed for
destruction? Can't we teach them to love?
The joke is on them.
I don't have anything worth pillaging.
Now as you can see from this other video, all these creatures need to do is fling cinder blocks into my moat until they create a land bridge and simply walk over them. The BigDog has been able to walk over cinder blocks since 2009:
Skip ahead to the 1:28 mark to see how it can
walk over cinder blocks
Stay tuned for more ways in which I envision the world ending. Who knows, you might even learn something.
*My moat is still largely in its conceptual phase. However, a dog did dig up some of the dirt around my place in the middle of the night several years ago.