With technology constantly moving forward we are getting more and more robots coming out on the market. Of course this is nothing compared to the robots we will have in a few centuries but it’s still pretty cool! This is a cool humanoid robot called Alpha 1S.
You can control it via bluetooth with your smartphone iOS or Android. 16 servo joints, flexible like a human, 3D visual PC software to both create and control each action, easy-to-use interface, STM32-F103RDT6 processor, 7.4V 2200mAh battery and 3W mono speaker.
Alpha 1S also comes with good battery life a full charge can last you 60 minutes. That is way better than many drones out there that needs a recharge every 10-20 minutes. You can also share your 3D creations with other people!
The robot comes in blue, white and gray colour, and the charge time is also short. You can really see how flexible the robot is on the pictures.
I am super curious where this will go in the future when we starts to combine the flexible joints with real artificial intelligence, but it will probably take another 10 years at least before we start to see more interesting stuff happening on the AI front.
As we have been seeing now with Google and Tesla both have AI controlled cars on the roads. And eventually trucks will also be having AI controlled vehicles.
A large industry is of course the Taxi industry where Uber has taken over a lot of the market with amateur drivers. And eventually the amateur drivers will be replaced by robot drivers.
This major area of transporting stuff or people will all eventually be replaced by robots who make less mistakes. And eventually what will the jobs be for the humans when robots can do it all? That is a very good question it will be interesting to see. What do you think about the Alpha 1S?
Ever wanted to fly around but can’t afford an airplane or a helicopter? Well good news for you. Extreme Fliers got their new Micro Drone 3.0!
This drone can record video in HD in FPV mode. You can also live stream via 2.4GHz Wi-Fi. Inverted flying support, auto leveling, sensor-assisted flying, 45mph top speed, 3 flying modes and a return home mode.
So the cool part about this drone is how it both supports live footage HD recording to iOS or Android smartphone. You can do acrobatics and do free flying. Self-stabilizing CPU. It is also built in a metal structure.
The videos in Micro Drone 3.0 record in 720×1280 HD video resolution. You can fly the drone either with the radio controller or from your Android or iOS smartphone. Also you don’t get any strange wires with the battery but it’s easy to switch to a new one fast with it’s Li-Po battery.
With a VR headset you can view the drone footage in first person view. Overall a pretty cool package. I have been talking about VR solutions in the past about how it will take over more and more.
In the future we will be able to experience any reality inside of our virtual reality headsets. Especially when AI technology will be better and when we will reach singularity. That may even happen before 2030 so stay tuned for that!
With this package of this drone you get a first person viewer that works as a VR headset. If you want to see more professional solutions then I have made blog posts about Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR headset. What do you think about the Micro Drone 3.0?
Be careful if it’s your first time controlling a drone. It can be a bit complicated to learn how to control it the first time using it. You don’t want to crash your first drone!
These days you can print cool stuff in your home! 3D printers used to be very expensive but because of competition the prices has gone down a ton! You can now get the A8 3D Printer DIY Kit for less price than a mid-range smartphone!
This 3D printer contains of many parts: LCD Display at the top, Z axis lead rod, X axis motor, Nozzle, Mainboard, Hot bed, Turbofan, Power supply, Y axis motor and Z axis motor.
The LCD display on A8 3D Printer is a 2004 LCD screen with 5 keys, with simple controls and you can pause at any time. It will give you stable print and high-precision visual experience. The stepmotor can work without interruption for 1000 hours. The power supply is a high-quality 180W, 110V-240V variant.
Some ideas of things you can create with this machine are toys for children, art and cultural objects, medical application and more. Come up with something fun to create!
I am super curious about the future with 3D printing. Will we be able to eventually print anything in the world? Including objects that needs hardware to work? Like actually building anything in the world? With the power of AI I think we will be able to get this done eventually within 20-50 years. But will it be available for the masses? Do you think A8 3D Printer is cool? I love it!
Of course a machine like that you would have to feed it all the materials needed to create hardware. Software is already available in the cloud or in hardware or on the internet so that you wouldn’t be able to print. But I think the future may become weird if people can create anything in their home. Will it be safe?
Or will it be restricted? The internet is a strange thing how it allows us all to communicate and share ideas faster. An AI will still be more intelligent than us when a proper AGI has been created. When an AI machine can improve itself then we know we have created something that truly will replace us!
I have this idea where this world might be going. Based on what I see happening in AI and robot automation. I predict a future of robot-class of humans.
The new robot-class do not create anything themselves in The New World. Nothing original about them. They dress like their group. We already right now have this massive trend of instead of creating original content on social media people instead share someone else content. And that trend seems to be growing more and more. It slowly makes people more lazy.
The future robot-class that I imagine will live automatic life’s without any so called freedom as we have now with jobs. I just don’t think there is that much hope for everyone to have a unique job when we get close to 10 billion population and AI robot automation is on the rise to take over more and more jobs. Most jobs are extremely repetitive and that means robot can easily take over most jobs.
People are on pills…
I have 1 theory that they maybe just will create a drug you can take to always walk around in a happy pleasure state. But will it really be happy mode without the ups and downs we get to experience in regular life. As far as what I have noticed in my life when I suffer a lot I know that joy is just around the corner. And that the suffering will make the joy feeling even better. The beauty I think with life is how it seems to be perfect in it’s natural state.
You have many people that are thinking about maybe that we will merge with the technology and become super humans. To be honest I do not think that is going to happen. It would probably end up be too expensive and if it worked the first people becoming superhuman would stop the rest from getting the same benefit. I think we are more moving into a dark age of zombies.
Wise Men Should Be The Leaders of Nations
What is the solution then you might ask? Well as far as we know now is do everything you can to not become part of the robot-class. Be TRULY original. Break free as much as you can. Creating original stuff is noble and the only right way forward. What I’m suggesting is people need to stop being addicted to just consuming. We need more Plato and Aristotle prolific humans. Make sure it’s something you love you do also. Then it won’t even be work but will be tied to your deepest passion and make you excited everyday.
It can take along time to truly find out what you should be doing in your life. My suggestion is that you read a lot of knowledge books and that you write down all your ideas on paper. Or on video. Or your favourite way. So you can keep track of what your core ideas and values always comes back too. I made a great article about productivity telling you my Top 4 Favorite Apps on Android!
The Digital World
One massive danger and problem that I see is how everything is going digital these days. Shut down the electricity and humans won’t be able to survive for long. Also that all of our information will be going away without electricity. This is probably why they built the tall pyramids in Egypt like the Great Pyramid of Giza. They knew that if they wanted to keep history and knowledge for thousands of years they would need a hard material and create something amazingly beautiful and perfect.
Many people seems to believe we live in the smartest age because we have invented these so called computers. I would say that’s a bit ignorant. We can’t even build the Egypt pyramids today with all of our “knowledge”. So clearly people have been way more wiser and smarter than us in the past.
If you would take some ancient people into our year 2017 and they saw humans they probably would look at our phones as the devil. How much we stare into these things. Thinking that we are conscious of what we are doing when we are more in a zombie state instead of being out in the world and doing stuff. Living in the present moment.
You have many futurist scientist’s which is talking about this new robot age and where it might take us. Ray Kurzweil in his book The Singularity Is Near said this quote:
I have a hard time to believe this can end well. The ignorance in humans seems to be on a constant rise. And with more people getting spoon fed zombie stuff through their phones the more they will be moved away from an authentic human life experience.
Maybe Labs Create More Problems Than Solving…
I wouldn’t be surprised if in the future Fruits and Vegetables doesn’t even exist to eat! Everything is created in a lab. With strange ingredients we have no idea how it will impact our life. We probably also very soon will be getting a chip programmed in us to keep track of every human on earth.
I am curious how this new society will affect the crime market when there is a camera in every corner and is tiny . Clearly it feels like in the future everyone will just know everything about everyone. With no secrets. But will it awake humans or will it put us more into sleep?
That is what I am interested in finding out.
1 thing is clear we are moving into strange times that our tribal brains have no idea how to handle yet. I mean think how insane it is how you can contact any company or any person on earth just using an internet connection. How in the past knowledge was only something the royalty could afford to do. Now knowledge is everywhere but also a lot of garbage. Anyone can spread so called “knowledge”. Lots of things can be misinterpreted.
It does seem like we are moving into a more spiritual world where the physical environment will be less important. For example I believe that the idea of owning a house or a car in the future will be so silly. Everything will be rented. How to be original will also be harder the more humans that exist on earth.
There will be a lot of group pressure to fit into the sheep herd.
Just some things I been thinking about! Hopefully you enjoyed this article. Have an awesome day.