The Suidobashi Heavy Industry has doomed us all. Their robot, the Kuratas Mecha, is supposed to be a techy, artistic dream—yet the project supplies projectiles at bodies that it easily targets a la The Terminator. It’s controlled by a joystick just like you might imagine it would be in some scary sci-fi movie, and it even has a little seat for you to ride in so you can enjoy the view of your opponent being attacked by your robot.
The projectiles—which are currently BBs—are ordered to fire upon a target once that target—get this—smiles. So it only shoots happy people. Or people who laugh when they are nervous, like me.
As with most modern devices, you can also control it with your iPhone, making the potential killing machine even more efficient.
You can watch a video of this creepy project from Tokyo here. Sure, it’s slow for now, but I can imagine what will happen with the thing if the government manages to acquire one. This should be easy enough to do, too, since the creators have already launched a page where anyone can buy the thing. I’m telling you, the law is far behind our technology.