Facebook becomes Hardware maker

In the war to become Skynet’s hardware vendor of choice verses Google, Facebook has purchased Oculus and perhaps most importantly British drone maker Ascenta.

From Mark Zuckerberg:

In our effort to connect the whole world with Internet.org, we’ve been working on ways to beam internet to people from the sky.

Today, we’re sharing some details of the work Facebook’s Connectivity Lab is doing to build drones, satellites and lasers to deliver the internet to everyone.

Our goal with Internet.org is to make affordable access to basic internet services available to every person in the world.

We’ve made good progress so far. Over the past year, our work in the Philippines and Paraguay alone has doubled the number of people using mobile data with the operators we’ve partnered with, helping 3 million new people access the internet.

We’re going to continue building these partnerships, but connecting the whole world will require inventing new technology too. That’s what our Connectivity Lab focuses on, and there’s a lot more exciting work to do here.

Our team has many of the world’s leading experts in aerospace and communications technology, including from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab and Ames Research Center. Today we are also bringing on key members of the team from Ascenta, a small UK-based company whose founders created early versions of Zephyr, which became the world’s longest flying solar-powered unmanned aircraft. They will join our team working on connectivity aircraft.

You can find more details on our efforts below. We’re looking forward to working with our Internet.org partners and operators worldwide to deploy these technologies and deliver on the dream of connecting the world.

U.S. Army wants Robot Troops

With the advancement of Google positioning itself as a military contractor assembling a wide reaching robotics and now Artificial Intelligence groups it adds more power to the Military to look seriously at downsizing troops on the ground.  The goal is to replace them with robots.

The Telegraph

Google Buys DeepMind for SkyNet AI

Google purchased DeepMind which specializes in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.  All the better to put to use on all of those new robot companies that Google recently purchased.

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The purchase was for a rumored $400 million.  So if there was any doubt that Google is looking to assemble Skynet you can now rest easy.

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Federal Government Wants Talking Cars

The Federal Government’s Department of Transportation is pushing for talking cars with technology referred to as vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications.  This research is being carried about at a few places one notable one is the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute.

Skynet makes First Arrest, conviction

One of the Predator drones that help make up Skynet made their first arrest in the United States of America back in 2011.  The event took place in North Dakota the convicted cow thief and has just been sentenced to three years in prison, with all but six months suspended.skynet cow thief arrest skynet is real

Lesson learned when the SWAT team is called in a Predator drone may be their backup.

US News

NSA seeks computer to rule all

The National Security Agency (NSA) is looking to build a quantum computer that is capable of making all encryption obsolete.

There are many effects that a tool this powerful could have, such as quickly entering encrypted networks like financial banking institutions, gaining entry to weapons systems such as drones.  Read all about it at the Washington Post.

Washington Post