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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

More Signs of the Singularity!

Robot armies doing nuclear cleanup in Japan just like the futurologists promised right after they promised nuclear was safe clean green energy too cheap to meter.

4 comments:

jollyspaniard said...

That's an awfully fancy band aid you've got on that sucking chest wound. That's what I call progress.

This situation is very dire. The guys at the Oil Drum have voice concerns about using seawater (which contains oxygen and salt) destroying the piping. There's a very real possibility of a Chernobyl level disaster.

The nuclear renaissance that wasn't really happening is now truly dead. The real danger I see is an uptake in coal as a result.

jimf said...

> Robot armies doing nuclear cleanup. . .

Who needs robots when we've got Tom Cruise and Charlie Sheen?

http://www.boingboing.net/2011/03/01/tom-the-dancing-bug-38.html

daph said...

http://nei.org/newsandevents/information-on-the-japanese-earthquake-and-reactors-in-that-region/

UPDATE AS OF 10 A.M. EDT, SATURDAY, MARCH 19:

Preparations were being made to spray water into the used fuel pool at reactor 4, and an unmanned vehicle sprayed more than 1,500 gallons of water over seven hours into the used fuel pool at reactor 3, Edano said.

Dale Carrico said...

Daph's got can-do futurological tiger blood.