Well, “here” is relative. An automated robot equipped with a taser is now patrolling China’s Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport. It’s called “AnBot” and it not only does it keep people in line, but it can also provide flight information and emergency services, and conduct security checks in order to relieve mounting pressure on airport security. That’s not all: the 4 foot 9 inch, 165 pound robot is also capable of facial recognition. You know what they say: if you’d like to see the future, then take a look at what China’s already doing. Crazy stuff!
Jeff is a self-proclaimed pragmatic futurist; that is, he has high hopes for absurd life-altering technologies which sound too good to be true, and probably are. Although he writes on a variety of subjects, his real passion is for technological innovation and the people who make it happen. By day, he enjoys fuzzy bunnies, kittens, puppies, roller coasters and a sardonic written word or two. By night, he’s busy running MMR, replaying a random Final Fantasy game, or pretending to be Batman. He currently resides in Upstate NY.