Video: Future technology, technocracy?

On December 29, 2008, in Robotics, Technology, by KLS

Do you ever find yourself lost in technology and by that I don’t mean not knowing how to use the computer or a particular gadget. I mean, do you ever find yourself not as updated with technology as you would like? Lost in how quickly technology is advancing on a daily basis? It’s incredible how everything is moving before our eyes, this video showcases some cool technology that we already have at present, some you may not even know about, but the more important thing is what about the future? Will they be dominating us and our everyday lives? This is a question that’s been asked by so many, actually technology is already taking a major role in all of us, we just don’t realise it!

Your smart car will shift shapes, you will fax three dimensional objects and intelligent machines will run your life if you let them. Technology is pushing from every direction. Getting faster with each passing second. Prepare yourself, the future is closer then you think — Next World – Future Intelligence

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Keepon, the robot which was once just a oneoff hand-crafted project is now being mass produced by its creators who have started their own company called BeatBots. The little guy will (actually, is now) be on sale for a base price of $30,000, primarily targetting researchers interested in the field of robotics or more specifically the subject of Human Robot Interaction.

Now, obviously I realise what you are probably thinking right now, that little thing for 30-grand? But, apparently, if you wait a little while, they are planning to come out with a new version which will use a simpler mechanism and have a cheaper price tag.

Watch this video of Keepon in action, then you might know what all the fuzz is about…

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