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lunes, 18 de mayo de 2009

Wide Angle: Present-Day Terminators Roam

The movie may be science fiction, but you should see what's going on in research labs.

Terminator Salvation opens this week, and I couldn't resist the cyborg angle. The movie conjures up human-machine hybrids and robotic armies doing soldiers' jobs. I know what these mean in Hollywood, but what do they mean in the research labs around the country that are developing ways to meld electronic components with living tissue? And what does the future of war hold when robots will be charged with combat? It's all about as freaky and as scary as the movie.

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