MITs Cheetah finally runs untethered.
"A lot of robots in development are able to perform amazing feats in a laboratory setting when they’ve got plenty of tethers and cables keeping them perpetually powered and safe. The real test of their capabilities is when they’re forced to explore and interact in a real-world environment, like the robot cheetah that researchers at MIT are developing, which recently took its first untethered steps outside.” (via Gizmodo)
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stoweboyd : I agree on the importance of this factor, and I know you are aware of this, but it is not the technological capacity alone that influence our society or life form but the diffusion and application of it. It will certainly have an effect but I wonder if we have seen very much of the societal effect of this yet so we can say it can be a part of the current postnormal situation.
Another proof that 2005 was the start of the postnormal era:
Businesses and consumers will add roughly 40 exaflops of computing capacity in 2014, up from 5 in 2008 and less than 1 in 2005. - McKinsey
The most important metric now is exoflops. Future currencies will be based on the cost of computing cycles.