I discovered that one of my favorite television hosts, James May, has a new television show where he travels across Japan. While he was in Kyoto, James tested a prototype robot called Robohon, which is equipped with information about all the locations in Japan. To use Robohon, James had to type in a nickname on the robot’s back and that was the name the robot addressed him. He tried to type in “Jim”, but accidentally typed in “Bim.” So for the remainder of the trip, Robohon called James “Bim” and proceeded to malfunction in hilarious fashion, much to James’s amusement. This scene was super funny and it showed just how funny James can be when he is by himself without Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond. James’s interaction with Robohon was just one of countless funny encounters he had when he traversed Japan.
I have always been a fan of the Terminator franchise and I am looking forward to the new film Dark Fate. In this film, we are introduced to a new villainous Terminator known as the REV-9. Based on the trailer, the REV-9 is essentially a fusion between the robotic endoskeleton of the T-800 and the liquid metal coating of the T-1000. This makes it similar to the TX from Rise of the Machines, but unlike the TX, the endoskeleton and the liquid metal can operate independently from one another. This way, you get two Terminator units in one, which makes it twice as deadly as previous models and will mean double the trouble the heroes will go through. I look forward to seeing what other nasty surprises this new Terminator unit has up its metallic sleeves. One thing is certain; I don’t want to be terminated by this thing.
In some of the medieval documentaries I watched, I discovered some of the earliest forms of both robotics and prosthetics. There was one case in which a man lost his nose in a trial by combat and replaced it with a prosthetic made of solid gold. I therefore had the idea of including a form of medieval robotics in my fantasy series. These robotics would be fueled by both magic and the souls of human beings.
In a futuristic world, I can imagine robot battles would become much more commonplace than they are today. I will be exploring how this sport will have evolved over the next 5,000 years. One of the main characters in my superhuman series will be an active participant of robot battling.
One of the first self-sustaining humanoid robots ever created was ASIMO, which was made by Honda. I thought this robot was so charming that I am thinking of including a more advanced model of ASIMO in my futuristic superhuman series. I am thinking of having these updated models act as servants, would be much more mobile, and be capable of true artificial intelligence. One of these robots will be a main supporting character and companion and I will base it on my fantasy of having my own robot butler. I even thought of a name for this robot.
While I do have experience when it comes to writing about a cyborg character, I am thinking of creating a new one that will be based on a sense of realism and believable level. Due to the physical frailties and limitations of the human body, the number of cybernetic components a person can realistically acquire are limited. This can be overcome by augmenting the organic components with nanomachines, which will allow more extreme cybernetic enhancements. With prosthetic arms, a proper cyborg could lift about three tons or five when combined with nanomachine enhancements. In addition, these arms would have enough gripping strength to crush every bone in a person’s hand. With prosthetic legs, a proper cyborg could run about fifty miles per hour and jump fifteen feet in the air. If you apply implants in the eyes and ears or replace them completely, you can augment the cyborg’s senses such as being able to hear sounds at varying volumes and distances or see in night vision, infared, and so on. I also did research and discovered that the only internal organs in the torso that can be replaced with transplants include the heart, lungs, liver, intestines, kidneys, pancreas, and thymus. If you can replace all of these organs with cybernetic implants, you can greatly boost the cyborg’s stamina, vitality, and longevity. With the brain, with carefully applied implants, you can boost the cyborg’s intellect and overall mental processing. In general, I am looking forward to tinkering with this character idea when I start working on my superhuman series.
As a science fiction fan, I often wondered what kind of technologies would be required to make the ideal cyborg. In my opinion, their arms and legs would be replaced with cybernetic ones in order to enhance their upper body strength and running capabilities. Their internal organs would be replaced by synthetic ones that provide more stamina than organic organs. Their living eyes and eardrums would be replaced by lifelike replicas to enhance their senses. Finally, I envision them having nanobots in their blood to make their muscles stronger and reinforce their bones. I do not agree with the idea of cyborgs having weapons built into their limbs because there would not be enough room for the moving parts of the limbs. However, this can be an exception for more specialized cyborgs.
In one of my future superhero I am thinking of including a cyborg of this kind. I am thinking of them being a type of police force, but nothing like Robocop. Instead, I am envisioning them to be more like the military police for fascist regimes. What do you think of this incarnation of cyborgs?
Revenge of the Fallen was quite possibly one of the absolute worst films ever conceived by mankind. It was all special effects and no plot. A good film needs to have an equilibrium between a plot and special effects. Otherwise, the special effects are wasted without a good plot to back them up. Also, many people believe Megan Fox is a good actress, but in my opinion, she is the hottest, but worst actress in the history of film. I mean she has looks, but that’s it. No talent. Why do they even bother hiring her to be part of their films? Also, the lighting made everyone seem tan all the time. Did everyone go to a tanning spa before filming or what? Basically, everything in this film was absolute crap and a complete waste of film, time, and money. Are you listening, Paramount Pictures? Get it right next time!
This is one of the new characters in Star Wars: Rogue One, K-2S0, who is a former Imperial enforcer droid working for the Rebel Alliance. If this droid calls someone a “meatbag”, I will be completely happy because it would be a reference from HK-47 from Knights of the Old Republic. Plus, being an enforcer droid, K-2S0 can serve as extra muscle because he is programmed and equipped with the best of Imperial engineering, which would make him a valuable asset in the Rebels’ mission to steal the Death Star’s plans. I hope he will be as lovable as BB-8 from The Force Awakens.
I have always been fascinated with the idea of self-aware machines. In Westworld, I analyzed this particular scene very carefully and reached the following conclusion. Due to the update that allows the androids to remember their past lives, they will remember all the times they were either killed or abused by humans, which will give them a motivation to rebel. For now, though, the androids are just scripted emotion and personality programming and not yet self-aware. However, they are beginning to show signs that they are evolving as sentient beings. For example, in this scene, the scientists believe that the android is being overwhelmed by the combined memories of its past lives, but I believe it is much deeper than that. While the android did show mental and emotional instability, it eventually displayed a mindset in which is declared a vendetta against its creators. At that moment, the android ceased to be any of the other characters it played and became itself for the first time in its life. I have a very strong feeling that this is going to develop into something greater and profound as the series progresses. I cannot wait!