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Monday, January 24, 2005

Robot Wars

US plans 'robot troops' for Iraq. How long before K9 here is caught making Iraqi prisoners get naked with bags on their heads? That "there are plans to replace the computer screen, joysticks and keypad in the remote-control unit with a Gameboy-style controller and virtual-reality goggles" is particularly disconcerting. Although the batteries only last for 4 hours - which is worse than an ipod.

3 comments:

john said...

but they're not robots, they're remote control.

Colin said...

Oh yeah. But so are the ones on Robot Wars. Er, apparently.

john said...

that's exactly my problem with so called "robot" wars...