Saturday, May 15, 2021

Terminator-style killer robots move a step closer after engineers create self-healing ‘synthetic muscles’ with superhuman strength


by Joe Pinkstone, Daily Mail:

  • Existing metallic robots may soon be replaced with a soft-shell version
  • The robots can handle and move delicate objects without damaging them
  • Researchers have developed an ‘artificial muscle’ which has superhuman speed
  • The technology has the ability to self-heal itself if it gets damaged

Unlike current robots, Terminator-like droids of the future will be made with ‘artificial muscles’ that have the unique ability to repair any damage.

That’s according to researchers in Colorado who have created artificial muscles that are stronger, quicker and more efficient than biological muscle.

Despite having superhuman strength, they can also be used to handle delicate objects without damaging them.  

 Unlike current robots, Terminator-like droids of the future will be made with 'artificial muscles' that have the unique ability to repair any damage. The artificial muscles are stronger, quicker and more efficient than biological muscle
Unlike current robots, Terminator-like droids of the future will be made with ‘artificial muscles’ that have the unique ability to repair any damage. The artificial muscles are stronger, quicker and more efficient than biological muscle

Christoph Keplinger, senior author and assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder, said: ‘We draw our inspiration from the astonishing capabilities of biological muscle.’     

The researchers have created three different devices to demonstrate the uses of their artificial muscles.

One iteration consists of a donut-shaped shell filled with an electrically insulating liquid (such as canola oil) and is hooked up to a pair of opposing electrodes.

When a voltage is applied through the electrodes, the electrically insulating liquid is displaced and changes the shape and structure of the surrounding membrane. 

Previous attempts to use this technology had resulted in ‘catastrophic’ failure due to electrical damage.

The electrically insulating liquid used in this study has the ability to instantly regain its insulating properties and heal any damage caused by high voltage.

The scientists placed several of the artificial muscles opposite each other to achieve a gripping effect. 

Another method sandwiches a layer of the special liquid between several layers of highly stretchable ionic conductors which expands and contracts upon electrical activation.

This method was used to lift a gallon of water and throw a baseball. 

The use of a liquid insulating layer enables the muscle to self-heal when exposed to electrical damage.  

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Prepare To Be Chipped

from William Mount:

NBC News Thinks Getting Microchipped Sounds Super-Convenient

by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

We’ve written numerous times before about the upcoming push for personal microchips on this website. Thousands of people in Sweden are voluntarily getting “chipped.” Daisy Luther wrote that many Americans wouldn’t be far behind.” And experts have claimed that one day in the not-too-distant future that “everyone” will be microchipped.

And it looks like the push is on. A while back, Brandon Turbeville wrote about the UK’s pro-microchipping coverage. And now, NBC News published a pro-microchipping video, gushing over the “convenience” of having your keys, your money, and your ID all placed in your hand in a device about the size of a grain of rice.

New Study: Robots Can BRAINWASH Children Into ‘Mindless Conformity’

by Mac Slavo, SHTF Plan:

A new study has shown that robots can brainwash children, essentially programming their minds into “mindless conformity.” Children can be significantly influenced by machines, even when the robots were obviously wrong.

Writing in Science Robotics, the University of Plymouth researchers behind the study said the findings raise concerns about the potential for robots to have a negative influence on vulnerable children.  Children were shown to trust the answer a robot provides over their own assessment, even though it was easily wrong, making “robot pressure,” the new peer pressure, reported RT.

The Coming Wave Of High-Tech Authoritarianism

by John Rubino, Dollar Collapse:

One of history’s hard lessons is that collapsing financial systems beget authoritarian politics.

Today’s world, alas, is following this script, as rising debts lead to wrenching political changes in nearly every country that holds free elections, while fascism and socialism are once again being taken seriously by people who in normal times would inhabit the political center.

But there’s one big difference this time around: the advanced state of social control technology. Past governments, when trying to tamp down dissent, were limited to blunt-instrument policies like curfews, phone taps and press shutdowns. Today’s would-be Big Brothers can do vastly more, and in many cases will use the coming financial/political emergency as an excuse to place Orwell’s proverbial boot on their citizens’ necks.

Situation Update, April 1st: China creating “Planet of the Apes” hybrid HUMANZEE army to conquer the world

by Mike Adams, Natural News:

This is not an April Fools joke. According to The Sun (UK), China has become a “dumping ground” of horrifying genetic experiments that are combining human genes with chimpanzees (and other primates) to create hybrid “Planet of the Apes” specimens. The long-term goal is to genetically engineer a race of obedient “humanzee” hybrid super soldiers who have the crazy strength of apes and just enough intelligence and obedience to follow orders and carry weapons.

As I explain in today’s Situation Update, people who live in California shouldn’t be surprised if, one day, a CCP transport ship hits the beach and starts unloading armed Planet of the Apes humanzee soldiers as part of a communist invasion of America. This is no longer science fiction; it’s part of China’s global domination plan.

Cyborg Soldier 2050 Deep Dive — We Have The Documents: Part 1

by Jason Bermas, Activist Post:

Activist Post Editor’s Note: Apparently, we are officially living in a SciFi film. In 1992, Universal Soldier fictionalized the arrival of genetically enhanced machines, super soldiers and Transhumanism.

Now it’s part of the daily news cycle. Jason covers the latest article from the Daily Mail that puts the target date of 2050 when these “enhancements will be widely available.”

But this goes far beyond the headlines, as it’s a U.S. military program decades in the making. The more telling document comes straight from the US Army titled “Cyborg Soldier 2050: Human/Machine Fusion and the Implications for the Future of the DOD.”

Scientists Announce They Can Manipulate Brain Cells with Smartphone-controlled Implant

by B.N. Frank, Activist Post:

Research has determined that smartphone notifications can make brains go “completely haywire.”  It has also already proven that exposure to all sources of cell phone and wireless WiFi radiation can disrupt the blood brain barrier which can cause it to leak.  This can also kill brain cells.  Research also indicates it can cause irreversible damage on brains and kids are more affected.  Research has also determined that it can reduce impulse control which can lead to violence and homicide. 

So can it really be a big surprise to these scientists that a wireless implant controlled by a smartphone can manipulate brain cells?  It’s bad enough that they have already been testing these on defenseless mice.  Have they considered any or all of the risks associated with implanting these in people, including the potential for hacking these implants?