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    Default It's only a matter of time

    Saw this NPR article recently and found it kind of creepy but interesting.

    The article starts out with a warning of sorts.

    "You're not going to like this. I didn't. Nobody I've shown it to has. "

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/20...e?sc=17&f=1007

    It's just a matter of time before intelligent machines use this technology to turn humans into power.
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    That is pretty cool.
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    I am an odd combination of intrigued, interested, genuinly hopeful this can combine pest control with energy shortages........and yet effing disturbed all at the same time.
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    That's damn cool. I like it!
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    How could you sleep knowing you had furniture with a blood thirst ?
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    Once we reach the Singularity, machines will not need to be powered by eating things. That presumption is ridiculous. However, as oshkigod mentioned above, this is a great form of pest control. Especially, if it can be tuned to specific insects; i.e. flys not spiders, for example.

    On the other hand, as tonyb alluded, if there is a 'bug' in the design it could eat you instead of a fly.

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    Yeah, I can imagine one day wondering where the cat is, then hearing a huge belch from the coffee table. Can't even imagine a 2 year old would be stalked around the house. I know there's a SNL skit in there somewhere.

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    As before ..... I stand by and await to be assimilated.
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