Toward a Mecha Future

Busy news week for those hoping for the singularity, or the glorious mecha future. The Pentagon unveils Atlas, a humanoid robot designed to “come to the aid of humanity in natural and man-made disasters.” Because that’s what the Pentagon does, right? Right? They would never, say, make shit to kill people with, right? Meanwhile, in Japan, mecha suits are one step closer to reality. Good God! This suit can lift 15 THOUSAND grams! Only a couple of orders of magnitude to go.