Meet Atlas. This real-life “Johnny Five” was commissioned by DARPA and built by the company Boston Dynamics. The Atlas drone was specifically mentioned by John Whitehead in our recent interview for the Lions of Liberty Podcast as a potential tool of suppression by the State. Whitehead believes that future protesters will be met not by riot police, but by drones such as these, armed with “non-lethal” weaponry such as tasters, tear gas, and sound cannons.
Boston Dynamics has since been purchased by Google, and has been developing several new robots – through military contracts with various government departments. For example, we have the adorable “Petman”.
And for those that love pets, check out the “Big Dog” .
And then we have the spastic “Wildcat”
And all of these fun new technologies are coming to a police state near you!
Of course, technology itself is neither good nor evil. These robots and many like them have the potential to help humanity in many ways if utilized by the private sector. But when a government monopoly on violence that is already trampling our natural rights gets a hold of these things, the result is like to be more oppression.
For more on these and other emerging police state technologies, check out my interview with John Whitehead from this week’s Lions of Liberty Podcast: