I’ve Seen the Future & it Works
July 21, 2009
Apparently, Cyclone Power Technologies is developing a robot that feeds off of biomass. A wave of rumors has spread around this project, and now the company has had to issue a press release that claims that the robots do not eat humans. The first paragraph of the Press Release begins:
POMPANO BEACH, Fla.– In response to rumors circulating the internet on sites such as FoxNews.com, FastCompany.com and CNET News about a “flesh eating” robot project, Cyclone Power Technologies Inc. (Pink Sheets:CYPW) and Robotic Technology Inc. (RTI) would like to set the record straight: This robot is strictly vegetarian.
The Press Release goes on to try to calm our fears by referring to the soothing sounds of Article 15 of the Geneva Conventions.
RTI’s patent pending robotic system will be able to find, ingest and extract energy from biomass in the environment. Despite the far-reaching reports that this includes “human bodies,” the public can be assured that the engine Cyclone has developed to power the EATR runs on fuel no scarier than twigs, grass clippings and wood chips – small, plant-based items for which RTI’s robotic technology is designed to forage. Desecration of the dead is a war crime under Article 15 of the Geneva Conventions, and is certainly not something sanctioned by DARPA, Cyclone or RTI.
I won’t post the whole press release here, but since this is a future we’ll all share, it’s worth a read here.
Alright, one more amazing line from this Press Release:
“We completely understand the public’s concern about futuristic robots feeding on the human population, but that is not our mission,”