22 March 2017 at 18:15 #1134
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Send it to me within March 31. First week of April you will have the eligibility to the SVST 2017…and you selected could start to organize the tripNemanja MajstorovicParticipant@nemanjaFederico LandornoParticipant@federicolandorno23 March 2017 at 11:24 #1153
Guys, I saw a video that I want to share with you.
The first thing I thought was “definitely this system isn’t safe for the beetle”, however they explain how the walls aren’t dangerous and the electrical system isn’t harmful but when the bugs will come out there won’t be protected.
I think they cannot replace drones because there are consistent differences between them. The applications in the field are limitless. They could be used to rescue people after a natural disaster or to spy on potential terrorists.
This video reminds me an episode of Black Mirror (Bee-Have, my favorite one), what would happen if it fell into the wrong hands?
I’m positive about it, we progress with more and more amazing innovations, there is no limit to human imagination.23 March 2017 at 12:06 #1154
Wow @federicolandorno, this is amazing.
The first thing I thought was “those beetles are huge, I would be personally a bit frightened to control such a beast” ahaha
Jokes apart, this is really interesting and has a load of possible applications. For example, I knew that some beetles could carry weights that are far more greater than their masses so, who knows, maybe someday we will see some kind of “Amazon Beetle”, a delivery service where these huge bugs will deliver our orders directly at our home.
The other thing that I hope is that this incredible research will maintain its peaceful purpose: I think that war drones are already pretty scary, I would like to never see war beetles or, if the researchers do more, even bigger sized animals.Gabriel GatuParticipant@gabrielgatu23 March 2017 at 12:14 #1156
Hi guys! I have good news: like every year, stackoverflow released their annual survey, collecting data from developers around the world. This allows us to better understand which are the trending tech, how the market is moving and many more things.
Particulary, I find very interesting the “salary” (localized by geography) and the “remote work” parts: the first one gives us a good understanding of the differences and the currently existing gap between us and europe; the second one shows us how the market is changing, with the startups leading this mentality shift.
One thing that I keep noticing is that in the US developers seems to be more appreciated, and I infer this not only from the bigger salary, but also from the benefits the startups keep offering to attract them (watch section “Job priorities > Importance of Compensation/Benefits by Geography”). It would be nice to have the same mentality here, but unfortunately, I think we are far from it.
Link to the report: http://stackoverflow.com/insights/survey/2017/#looking-for-a-jobLeonardo FalcioniParticipant@leonardo23 March 2017 at 12:21 #1158
@federicolandorno That’s an interesting video. I already knew about this, since I got interested after watching that episode from Black Mirror (my personal favourite too). Regarding war insects, @lorenzobersano I’m not so sure it will be taken into too much consideration, since insects can be easily killed with chemical weapons. I think more plausible uses could be spying and sabotage, since a little insect could easily enter enemy territory and implant a virus of some sort (yeah, always the positive kinda guy here). Still, I hope the use of this kind of technology will be left for peaceful purposes.Leonardo FalcioniParticipant@leonardoFabio CeresaParticipant@fabioceresa23 March 2017 at 12:55 #1161
@federico Thank you for sharing that video. I cannot wait to see how much this kind of technology will progress. I hope we’ll have some more practical benefits from it in the future (as you said, some kind of delivery services or something like that),but I also agree with @leonardo, I think this kind of technology will be used mainly for espionage and sabotage. Still, I hope we will never see some kind of giant roaches killing us all one day 😛
23 March 2017 at 12:57 #1162
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supercool Gabriel, I shared it on Italia StartupScene Group.23 March 2017 at 13:37 #1164
Yeah @leonardo I thought of “war beetles” in that way too, used in espionage and that sort of things, but still, I hope that they will be only (or at least mostly) used in pacific ways, for example in rescue missions during natural disasters, they could really make a huge difference.CarlosParticipant@carlosfilho23 March 2017 at 16:05 #1170
The firs thing I thought seeing the video was about how much can we improve this technology?
Think about using it to help people with spine damage? if they were able to control muscles that way, maybe improving the technology (obviously there’s a big difference between their 8 muscles and ours :D) to help people start walking again?
Anyway I also think the uses they’ll have for this technology will be mostly industrial espionage, but the proposal these scientists are making (rescue, research etc) are great!
Thanks for the video… Didn’t knew about it 😀
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