This plant drives its own robot


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/12/07/this-plant-drives-its-own-robo.html


#2

Needs some wheels on that skrode.


#3

So cyborg Triffids will be a thing then?


#4

Really, I was not expecting the apocalypse to be a cross between The Happening and The Matrix.


#5

The Wi-Fi tree only became popular when its roots grew to reach the network trunk.


#6

Huh. I didn’t even know Poison Ivy and Cyborg were dating.


#7

MIT: “We have vays of making you walk.”


#8

I think they are on the path to Audrey III


#9

Wait— Skynet started as a plant?

WTF?


#10

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#11


#12

I look forward to the mobile gardens of the near future.


#13

Somebody tell Vernor Vinge!


#14

Even after the book and the movie, we haven’t learnt our lesson.

Triffids will win in the end.

@stinkinbadgers

Are you thinking maybe a bunch of plants driving their own space ship?


#15

Came for the Triffids reference. Was not disappointed.


#16

Surprisingly, let me be the first to say: I, for one, welcome our robotically enhanced plant overlords.


#17

I for one came here to make this joke (well, but using the word ‘phytorobotic’). Good on you!


#18

Oh, I think ‘phytorobotic’ wins.


#19

Shenanigans? I don’t imagine it stopping so cleanly under its own control.


#20

In Russia, robots drive their own plants.

(Well. That didn’t fucking work.)