GPS users disengage brains?

I have insufficient proof to consider this an absolute truism, but I think that there is evidence to make one think that users of GPS systems operate them by turning off their brains.

A 20-year-old student’s car was wrecked by a train after she followed her sat nav system onto a railway track.

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“I put my complete trust in the sat nav and it led me right into the path of a speeding train,” she said.

“The crossing wasn’t shown on the sat nav, there were no signs at all and it wasn’t lit up to warn of an oncoming train.

Unfortunately, if you read the full story, you’ll see that it is conceivable that this was more than just blind faith in the GPS. The rail crossing was unmarked, it was dark, and manual manipulation of the cross gates was required to cross. But that’s not all my evidence. You can see more examples if you keep reading.

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The robots are building their assault base

It’s been a while since I’ve pointed out the coming robot insurrection. I haven’t really seen new evidence of the uprising that warranted alerting both of my readers. But now, I find the robots have infiltrated the military, getting DARPA to fund their growing power development and putting us all at risk!

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency plans to develop a fleet of robots that soldiers can deploy in urban combat settings as they move through houses and along streets.

The program, dubbed LANdroid, envisions miniature autonomous drones that can form a network capable of relaying radio traffic in a setting often considered challenging for communications equipment.

According to a notional image of a LANdroid included in a DARPA pamphlet, each robot will be about the size of a deck of cards, and must be rugged, lightweight and able to operate for seven to 14 days, the agency said.

Clever critters, aren’t they? The military and US government may think that the humans are in control of the robots, but we all know better, don’t we? I’ve seen the trailers for Transformers. I know how deceptive (AHA!!!! The decepticons are behind this) the size of the robot can be. Don’t be fooled, folks. Do. Not. Be. Fooled.

[tags]The coming robot insurrection, Robot uprising, Robots, LANdroid[/tags]