Doom reboot brings back memories

The trailer for the reboot of the classic FPS Doom though it depicts no blood and gore does not cease to impress and wakes teenage memories…

doom-face-gif.gifHurt me plenty!

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And so it begins…

Boston Dynamics a robotics company that had previously designed a quadruped robot for the U.S. military released the next generation of Atlas, its humanoid robot. The following video demonstratesĀ its abilities.

For me, it’s a realisation that the future is already here. I don’t know if it will be good or bad, only time will tell.

After a little research, I found out that Boston Dynamics is owned by Alphabet’s X R&D facility (previously Google X).

After watching the video a couple of times, I felt obliged to citeĀ Asimov’s three laws of robotics:

  1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
  2. A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
  3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.