Would You Sex Up A Robot?

Honestly, I have better English, but for the life of me; I could not figure out a better way to ask.

Would you F*ck a robot?

Before continuing, I will post a disclaimer. This is a post about sex. But we’re all adults on the internet. Probably.

The film Ex-Machina and the  last episode of Black Mirror Season 1 features a similar story SPOILERS, where a person compiles a personality from a facebook-like social media site and creates a robotic being that is capable of complex thoughts of love, betrayal and all kinds of drama-y stuff.

While I love both the film and Black Mirror, they feel very Ray Bradbury, in that they seem like a far-fetched and irrational fear…. until you realize that it’s getting closer to reality.


Netflix N Chill?
Netflix N Chill?

While we are not at the point of sexy commercially available Artificial Intelligence, we are at the dawn of the realistic sex-robot.

Right about now is when you should turn on any spyware/anti-virus software. I can’t say any of the provided links are reeeeally safe. But carry on if you must.

Let me introduce you to Mysexyfantasies.com . A site where anything you could imagine is fit to your orifices. On the front page you may immediately notice the torsos for sale.

Yes. I said it.

Torsos.

There are HSN-like sites dedicated to sell life-like sex torsos. The torsos can be sized to whatever “height” is appropriate as well as having the option for swap-able toy genitalia.

But that’s not the end of it.


 

HOLY-TEAM AMERICA BATMAN!
HOLY-TEAM AMERICA BATMAN!

Full-sized silicone sex dolls are the hip, new versions of blowup dolls.

Realdoll.com is one of the bigger companies that sell silicone people. On a typical site, you can expect to outfit a doll with different heads, eyes, hair, skin, or even an option to buy a mechanically gyrating torso. There are also “pre-made options” that are cataloged like dating profiles or “likenesses” of real porn-stars. There are male versions as well, with customize-able “endowments”. They come fully customize able with many unnecessary accessories like storing food and alcohol within pouches in the breasts. A silicone doll can run from $200 to $20,000.

These dolls are spreading all across the internet. My Google search saw too much…


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A typical search nonetheless for me on a Friday ūüôĀ

Humans is another really interesting show that PROMINENTLY features humans having relationships with sex-robots and how that dynamic complicates the nuclear family of tomorrow.

What’s the point? You may be asking.

Well,

Meet the Actroids.


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Actroids(also called Geminoids) are human-like animatronics robots created by the Sanrio company (The Hello Kitty People) with the likenesses and programmed mannerisms of people. It laughs, blinks, sighs, and can even sing. It uses facial tracking features to respond and react to human stimulus as well as talk back when needed. Since their first release in 2003, Japan has found many applications for the Actroids in the field of medicine, physical therapy, and pediatrics.

The actroids are very limited in what they can do, programming functions onto a computer.

The Silicone dolls, torsos, and even the actroids are lacking in one field. Feedback. Sex is a two-way street. Commands can’t just be given (unless you’re into BDSM).

Of course we live in a world where we can have our cake and eat it too. Virtual Reality pornography is already provided by the more entrepreneurial porn companies. Their mission statement is to bring the best erotic video game experience. A quick google search can show two or three more sites.

My opinion is that above all else, it’s an elaborate form of masturbation. Until the sexbots can gain sentience, then it’s nothing but a custom tailored fantasy.

Here some awesome vids to browse:

 

Quantum Computing Just Got One Step Closer To Reality

What is quantum computing and what’s the big deal?
First, you need to understand the potential of what quantum computing could do before we delve into what quantum computing actually is. ¬†If you understand the potential, you will definitely understand why it’s so important, and what the big deal is all about. ¬†What if I told you that if quantum computing becomes a reality, it may be possible to compute algorithms in a finite amount of time that currently would normally take the time of the age of the universe to compute.

That type of computing power not only blows people’s minds, but it would be one of the most life altering developments of science. ¬†It would allow computers to do things so amazing that we haven’t even scratched the surface of what the true potential could be. ¬†Now do you see what the big deal is all about? ¬†Dr. Lawrence Krauss,¬†theoretical physicist and cosmologist who is Foundation Professor of the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University explains quantum computing in the video below.

Dr. Lawrence Krauss Explains Quantum Computing:

Okay, so what is quantum computing?
In the video above, Dr. Kauss explained at a very basic level what quantum computing is.  However, a more detailed description of quantum computing involves the studies of theoretical computation systems (quantum computers) that make direct use of quantum-mechanical phenomena, such as superposition and entanglement, to perform operations on data.

Quantum computers are different from digital computers based on transistors. Whereas digital computers require data to be encoded into binary digits (bits), each of which is always in one of two definite states (0 or 1), quantum computation uses quantum bits (qubits), which can be in superpositions of states. A quantum Turing machine (named after the famous Alan Turing, who is the father of computers and the codebreaker of the Nazi Enigma machine) is a theoretical model of such a computer, and is also known as the universal quantum computer. Quantum computers share theoretical similarities with non-deterministic and probabilistic computers.

What Quantum Computers Can Do:

What are the latest developments in quantum computing?
Researchers at The University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia have just had a major breakthrough in their research of quantum computing.  For the first time, 2 quantum bits (or qubits) have been made in silicone and are able to interact via a quantum logic gate.  This is a major breakthrough, and takes us 1 step closer to realizing a true quantum computer that will be practical to produce.

Crucial Hurdle Overcome For Quantum Computing:

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Is the government testing chip implants in soldiers’ brains?

Has the government started testing microchip implants in soldiers’ brains? ¬†This sounds like something straight out of the X-Files, but it actually appears to be true. ¬†The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has been tasked with working with microchips on soldiers’ brains by the¬†Defense Sciences department.

Microchip implant for the human brain.
Microchip implant for the human brain.

Much like the black box used in airplanes the microchip brain implant will record your every moment and make it possible to obtain information of your final moments.  The University of Utah has already developed a similar chip. The brain chip delivers signals from an external source directly into the brain for interpretation.

Brain implant of microchip.
Brain implant of microchip.

Right about now you’re probably thinking, “WTF?!” ¬†Apparently,¬†DARPA has been dreaming for decades of turning soldiers into cyborgs, and now it‚Äôs finally happening. ¬†The agency has funded projects that involve implanting chips into soldiers‚Äô brains that could one day enhance performance on the battlefield and repair traumatized brains.

MIT has been working on this type of work for a while now.  In fact, MIT touts they can now implant memories in your brain.  Are we edging ever closer to the Sc-Fi world of Universal Soldier?

Universal Soldier Trailer:

However, some transhumanists take a more optimistic view of this technology. ¬†They believe that this research is important well beyond use in soldiers, and could become a key ‚Äúupgrade‚ÄĚ for humans in the coming decades. ¬†But with most research like this, the implant will begin with military personnel and it will be decades before the technology is extended to regular citizens for use.

We are close to seeing a break away society where only the elite will be able to afford to live forever.  What do you think?  Be sure to let your thoughts on this subject be known in the comment section below.

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What Can We Expect From the Water on Mars?

Now that NASA has let the cat out of the bag and shown us awesome False Color Images of Salt-Ice peaks on MARS; we can now take in the majestic splendor of Mt. Probable Life.


MARS AKA Soon To Be Ski Resort & Spa
MARS AKA Soon To Be Ski Resort & Spa

As of today we know that:

  1. Liquid water exists and is responsible for the dark streaking across the surface of Martian mountain peaks.

  2. The liquid water on Mars is infused with enough salt that it refuses to freeze on its average of – 70¬įF.

  3. We’ve known about the Pechlorates for years, but their confirmed presence makes the Martian atmosphere almost uninhabitable. Microbes can still thrive.

  4. The Martian atmosphere is likely A LOT more humid than previously thought.

  5.  OR MARS IS MELTING.

  6. ¬†We don’t know where the water is actually coming from.

Here is a video breakdown of Everything NASA knows now. It’s an hour long ūüôĀ

Perchlorates are common to our deserts and do not hinder the progression of life. MICROBES actually devour super-oxidized chlorine and are used to clean up our drinking water. The microbes would have to be HALOPHILLIC (REALLY LIKE SALTY ENVIRONMENTS TO THRIVE); and luckily we have such creatures roaming around ocean trenches, the Dead Sea, The Great Salt Lake, and evaporation ponds.

This is especially important given the fact that life as we know it descended from microbes; making MARS the ideal place to view evolution of species, plants, bacteria, or NEW forms of life.

Confirmation of water also has a major impact on the future colonization missions to MARS. As previously discussed in another article; if there is moisture in the Martian atmosphere, then it can be mined. We have water harvesting technologies already in place to milk the driest of deserts on our earthball. Together with current NASA efforts to grow produce in space; we could be well on our way to create sustainable living for future MARS astronauts.

Atmosphere Mining Machine or Decepticon?
Atmosphere Mining Machine or Decepticon?

 

 

I’m taking this as a kind of personal victory so here’s some music to celebrate:

Gaming Our Way To Space

When I was a kid I wanted to be an Astronaut….. And a Ninja/Doctor/American Gladiator.

How about you?

Ever wanted to be an astronaut?

Of course you have.

Well, that’s going to take a few years and a few billion dollars. The next best thing is to plan space missions accordingly. NEW HORIZONS has successfully provided Fly-By Photos and Videos from Pluto (soon Charon and the Kuiper Belt).¬† But scientists are looking beyond just observation.

*DRUMROLL*

OSIRIS-REx is a mission to land on asteroid 101955 Bennu AND return to Earth with samples. A joint venture by NASA, Lockheed Martin, and the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Observatory; the spacecraft is slated to launch by September 2016 and travel for almost another 2 years (505 days) to a galactic time capsule. 101955 Bennu (Benny to his friends) is a carbonaceous asteroid with all of the essential materials and amino acids necessary to CREATE STUFF! Stuff like us and Ninjas…..


OSIRIS-REx Could also be the name of an amazing Dinobot....
OSIRIS-REx Could also be the name of an amazing Dinobot….

The total mission cost is around $800 Million, but let’s start with $15,000.

Dr. Dante Lauretta has launched XTRONAUT, a Kickstarter campaign to teach political and real-life strategies to planning space travel missions to children and anyone over 7 years old. The campaign is designed to address budget cuts to NASA satellite missions and their initiative to educate students across the country.  The game presents future space missions by assigning objectives such as total velocity change, types of rockets, and planets to assist with gravitational force. The missions are also hindered by real world issues such as international sabotage, budget cuts, and government shutdown.


If Only Card Games Could Solve Government Shutdowns.....
If Only Card Games Could Solve ACTUAL Government Shutdowns…..

Xtronaut represents more than an awesome card game but the first step in a new program to integrate solar system exploration with board gaming. We’re in a fascinating time where any person can take part of scientific innovation with a few dimes off of the dollar. In fact, the game is going to be given away to Boys and Girls clubs, as well as after-school programs and high school science clubs throughout the nation.

Without further ado, enjoy Dante Lauretta and Mike Lyon talking about the mission details.

Humans May Not Be From Earth

Author and U.S. ecologist Ellis Silver, PhD makes a compelling case that humans may have originated elsewhere in the universe and not here on Earth as most of us think.  Dr. Silver proposes that conditions such as bad backs and sunburn suggest humans did not evolve alongside other life on Earth.  In his book Humans Are Not From Earth, Dr. Silver says aliens put humans our planet as recently as tens of thousands of years ago.  He suggests the Earth might be a prison planet, since humans seem to be a naturally violent species and are here until we learn to behave ourselves.

Dr Ellis Silver points to a number of physiological features to make his case for why humans did not evolve alongside other life on Earth.  They range from humans suffering from bad backs.  He suggests it is because we evolved in a world with lower gravity.  He also suggests that we get sunburned too easily and have difficulty giving birth due to our alien origins. Dr Ellis says that while the planet meets humans’ needs for the most part, it does not perhaps serve the species’ interests as well as the aliens who dropped us off imagined.

hatDr. Silver asserts in his book that¬†the human race has defects that mark it of being ‚Äėnot of this world‚Äô. ¬†“Mankind is supposedly the most highly developed species on the planet, yet is surprisingly unsuited and ill-equipped for Earth’s environment: harmed by sunlight, a strong dislike for naturally occurring foods, ridiculously high rates of chronic disease, and more.” ¬†Dr Silver says that humans might suffer from bad backs because they evolved on a world with lower gravity. He also says that it is strange that babies‚Äô heads are so large and make it difficult for women to give birth, which can result in fatalities of the mother and infant.

Now, if all this seems a bit far fetched, you’re probably right. ¬†Dr. Silver takes some pretty huge leaps of faith in his assumptions. ¬†Additionally, many of these baseline assumptions can be easily explained through other natural means. ¬†However, if you look at the broader discussion about what Silver is proposing, the subject becomes more interesting. ¬†Did humans originate from other planets as shown in the movie Prometheus?

The broader question of the true origins of human life is a discussion that has been ongoing in science fiction novels and movies for over 100 years. ¬†It has also been a discussion of wide debate by Ancient Alien Theorists lead by Erich von D√§niken in his famous book Chariots of the Gods. ¬†While Dr. Silver’s theories may seem outlandish, they help pose the bigger discussion worth having.

Who Were The Green Children of Woolpit?

In the 12th century in the town of Woolpit, England, a strange legend about the appearance of 2 green children took place. ¬†The local folklore tells the bizarre story of how the green colored children were found one day in one of the area ‘pits’ for which the town is named. ¬†The village name is believed to originate from Wolfpittes, where the last wolf in England is said to have perished in the 12th century after being trapped in a wolf pit. ¬† No doubt in homage to the Green Children folktale, the village sign in Woolpit features two green children and a wolf.

The village sign of Wolpit, England depicting the 2 green children the town is famous for. The sign was erected in 1977.
The village sign of Wolpit, England depicting the 2 green children the town is famous for. The sign was erected in 1977.

The legend of the green children of Woolpit concerns two children of unusual skin color who reportedly appeared in the village of Woolpit in Suffolk, England, some time in the 12th century. ¬†The children, (brother and sister) had a generally normal appearance except for the green color of their skin. They spoke in an unknown language, and the only food they would eat was beans. ¬†Eventually they learned to eat other food and lost their green skin color, but the boy was sickly and died soon after he and his sister were baptized. The girl adjusted to her new life and eventually learned to speak English. ¬†The girl explained that she and her brother had come from St Martin’s Land, an underground world inhabited by green people¬†which existed in an atmosphere of permanent twilight.

She and her brother were looking after their father’s flock, when they came upon a cave. They entered the cave and wandered through the darkness for a long time until they came out the other side, entering into bright sunlight, which they found startling. It was then that they were found by the reapers.

The green children of Woolpit, England.
The green children of Woolpit, England.

Now, all this could be easily written off as legend, or folklore of the times. ¬†After all, this is a time of folklore that has many stories about fairies and other mythological creatures. ¬†This is where tales of fairies–“Fairytales” comes from. ¬†However,¬†some view the story as a folk tale that that describes an imaginary encounter with inhabitants of another world beneath our feet or even extraterrestrial. ¬†Others accept it as a real, but somewhat altered account of a historical event that merits further investigation. ¬†What do you think? ¬†Please post your comments and questions below.

 

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Sources:

  • The two original sources are both from the 12th century. William of Newburgh (1136-1198), an English historian, and monk, from Yorkshire. His main work Historia rerum Anglicarum (History of English Affairs), is a history of England from 1066 to 1198, in which he includes the story of the Green Children. The other source is Ralph of Coggeshall (died c 1228), who was sixth abbot of Coggeshall Abbey in Essex from 1207-1218. His account of the Green Children is included in the Chronicon Anglicanum (English Chronicle) to which he contributed between 1187 and 1224. As can be seen from the dates, both authors recorded the incident many years after it was supposed to have taken place.

Drawing In Virtual Reality

“An Artist’s Spirit is That Freedom And Fearlessness of Being A Child.”

The pencil has been one of the oldest mediums in the world, but it’s about to get a complete overhaul. Introducing the drafting/creation of two dimensions to three is not a new endeavor; digital pen tablets, 3-D printer pens, Apple’s new smartpen, and of course many Computer-Aided Design applications.


 

Me: Totally not drawing boobs

TiltBrush is a recent purchase by Google; and does a damn fine job of drawing in real space (in a sense) and uses the HTC Vive Reality system to record hand-motions from the electronic brush in real-time. It’s still in the experimental phase, but shows promise as a way to sketch objects in scale in 3D space as opposed to on paper. Interestingly, you can walk through your drawings and experience them in a way akin to Holograms.

In the near-future, TiltBrush could very well be the new way VR game designers and VR film-makers edit and create virtual content. Perhaps creating media in a 3-D space can be a way to push more people to invest in VR systems like Fiber, Vive, Occulus, and Morpheus.


 

Glen Keane Being A Badass
Glen Keane Being A Badass. Drawing Mermaids.

 

TiltBrush isn’t the only game in town, GravitySketch, let’s you draw in three dimensions within a virtual plane displayed on a VR headset and connected to a tablet. It’s also not yet widely available, but you can sign up to be one of the first to test the tech (assuming you have a compatible VR headset and system).

The same company is also developing Lego X, a tablet-based 3D-modeling software that “senses” the placement of Legos and constructs a finer blueprint to export and produce.


 

Innovations like these excite me not only as a producer of content, but also as a person who considers themselves a creative. The best tools do not function like tools. They function like extensions of the body.

Anyway, please watch Glen Keane draw some Disney peeps and geek out with me:

 

Voice Command Devices For The Home: Science Fiction Vs. Science Fact

Recently science has caught up with science fiction in having Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the home…well kind of. ¬†While we are still a ways off from having true AI, we now have AI-like devices known as Digital Assistants, or Voice Command Devices. ¬†Many of us are already familiar with the Digital Assistants on our smartphones in the form of Siri, Cortana and Google Now–just to name a few. ¬†Siri is the only one that isn’t also currently available on desktop computers. ¬†Although, it is anticipated that Siri will be big part of the new version of Apple TV and the new Mac operating system. ¬†It’s also rumored that Apple TV will have a passive listening mode so it can be asked questions and operate much like the Amazon Echo.

Amazon Echo demonstration video:

Most of us are already aware of how Digital Assistants work on our smartphones helping us access information from the Internet via voice commands. ¬†However, the next step in the evolution of Digital Assistants is here in the form of Jibo (pronounced “gee-bo”) and Amazon’s Echo system. ¬†These new systems allow us to interact with Digital Assistants in the home like we never have before. ¬†Both systems are hands free, voice activated systems that allow for answering questions on most any topic, playing¬†music, audiobooks, news, weather, traffic, sports, and more. ¬†The devices are connected to the cloud so they’re always getting smarter through machine learning.

Jibo demonstration video:

While the Amazon Echo is currently available for under $200, Jibo is still in development and the list of features available for the first deployment are still in question. ¬†However, Jibo looks to offer a more personalized experience than Amazon Echo, or Apple TV. ¬†Jibo offers a friendly robot-like interface that has more interactions and motions with people. ¬†They seem to promise quite a lot in the demonstration video, but we’ll have to wait and see what actually comes out. ¬†If all this intrusive technology seems a little creepy–you’re right. ¬†We have seen these devices in science fiction shows and movies such as Star Trek and the show Humans.

Upon looking at these new Digital Assistant device videos, I was struck by how life imitates art. ¬†If you’re a fan of any of the Star Trek shows, you know what I’m talking about–the ship’s computer. ¬†Here’s a video that will help refresh your memory if you are having trouble remembering.

Star Trek’s computer montage:

2 other more creepy versions of how Digital Assistants have been demonstrated in science fiction are shown in the movie Her and the TV show Humans. ¬†Her shows what is a fictionalized version of what the future of Digital Assistants could be and how humans could fall in love and have relationships with them. ¬†This is also a theme explored in the show Humans. ¬†Humans seems to focus more on the physical bodies of the robot-like digital assistants. ¬†It also delves into deeper topics such as “What does it mean to be human?” as the title of the show might suggest.

‘Her’ movie trailer:

‘Humans’ TV show trailer:

It looks like we are just at the beginning of seeing how Digital Assistants will affect our lives. ¬†Science fiction has always been around to help show us things that may be possible, and to act as a warning for things we don’t want in our future. ¬†We’ll have to see how the most recent slew of Digital Assistants works out. ¬†I’m looking forward to seeing how they will be able to help us in the future. ¬†And, with the eventual addition of true AI when it becomes available, Digital Assistants may become indispensable to us.

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5 Technologies That Will Help You Become The Next Super Villain

Technology evolves at an exponential rate. We become more connected to each other through technology; and we work together to advance the Human society one day at a time.

Sometimes, I like to think about what it would be like to be completely in control…. of everything at my feet. Make people see the world as I envision it.

Like how I could carry out such a feat.

How I could…..

Become a Super Villain!!!!

Let's Start With The EVIL MUSTACHE! I Can Probably Hide A Knife In There. A Knife and Bourbon. The Most Evil of Alcohols!
Let’s Start With The EVIL MUSTACHE! I Can Probably Hide A Knife In There. A Knife and Bourbon. The Most Evil of Alcohols!

Now let’s start with the basics.

Some jerk named Andrew took the last Chocolate Chip Ice Cream sandwich at the supermarket; leaving you with the taste for sweets and his blood.

How can you ruin his life?

1. Freeze Rays

Claim the mighty cold as your weapon by creating a freeze ray. Of DOOM!

A World Free Of Ice Cream Sandwiches May As Well Be Free Of Life Itself.....
A World Free Of Ice Cream Sandwiches May As Well Be Free Of Life Itself…..

Scientists a the University of Nanyang in China have created a laser array that can cool super conductors from 62 degrees to below 0 Fahrenheit. It’s not a massive breakthrough yet, but the science is sound enough (we’ve been tinkering with the idea as theory since 1985)¬† where we can hypothetically replicate the process with any form of matter. Sub -atomically, the lasers can be “tuned” shoot photons at atoms at the frequencies that are cause the atoms to slow down their movement. This eliminates the kinetic energy dispersed by matter’s speeding atoms thus making Andrew into a jerk-sicle.

Taking care of Andrew fills you with enough joy to continue on with villainy.¬† But so far it’s only been two-bit villainy; and like any entrepreneur, you need some seed money to scale up the business. Federal banks are full of money, the only issue is that most are heavily guarded by men with guns. Unfortunately, you are not yet exempt from man’s greatest weakness…bullets . Time for a little break-in at NASA.

2. Super Suit/Armour

The above video describes one of several types of self healing materials being developed by NASA, DARPA, and mad scientists. The above polymer can repair itself with just the right application of heat, but would still leave any non-armored fleshbag(YOU) with a bullet to the bladder. Luckily, scientists at MIT have also been tinkering with the micro-structure of metallic alloys and are able to create a self-healing metal (eventually). The metal under its breaking point would undergo a structural rebuilding at the atomic level and stabilize it’s shape. It’s the equivalent of people losing weight by wearing SPANX.

Now that you’ve developed the perfect armor and robbed a few banks, it’s about time to really seal the deal with GLOBAL DOMINATION.

3. Warp Drive

Moon bases aren’t too clich√©; plus RETRO is totally in season now. But, how do we get to space in a relatively quick matter?

Warp Drive

As discussed in a previous article, NASA is working on a building a WARP drive that would remove our dependency on fossil fuels and drop the cost of rocket fuel production as well as create travel that is fast enough to send humans to other planets. Although most of the warp tech is based on non-existent anti-gravity technology; we are getting closer to the dream.

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Scientists and astrophysicists in America, China, and Germany are collaborating on a drive build initially developed in the 2000’s by Roger Shawyer. His designs were originally panned, but the Chinese built a model based off of his designs that actually produces anti-gravitational thrust… But scientists don’t reeally know why is works just yet.

Okay, now with your stolen Warp Drive; you travel to the moon to create a home base; however, you are getting some heat from Earth since kidnapping a good deal of NASA scientists and physicists. It’s time to think about defenses.

4. DIY Death Rays

Building a moon base is costly and requires a lot of materials. There is not much left to craft a weapons system and stealing from NASA isn’t an option anymore. If only there was a free online source of materials where you could learn how to create a scale-able super weapon…… Oh Yeah. It’s called YouTube.

Glory be delivered unto thee by rednecks and bored suburban kids. The laser array built by this guy is fairly simple and can be replicated to a blind man’s delight.

 

Now that you’ve created a massive laser array from a giant glass dome, some diodes, and rubber bands; it’s time to think about the last piece of expansion. A legion of minions…. one that can survive the cold of space and Netflix marathons.

5. Robot Army

Thanks to current trends in boredom, it’s now easier than ever to own a robotic death companion. You can buy this one on Amazon.

Or if you really care about American-made products

You are now a full-fledged Super-Villian.

Go and spread tyranny across the Cosmos.

Yay.