Source – gizadeathstar.com
- “…You may remember that terminator movie with Arnold Schwarzenngger, now playing a newly reformed “good” terminator robot, battling his upgraded version played by a young Robert Patrick that can literally shapeshift and “flow”, like a liquid, through bars in prisons, and for that matter, allow bullets to pass harmlessly through him while his body plugs the hole. Well, “good” news, “they’ve” actually done it…”
SHAPE SHIFTING ROBOT OF TERMINATOR COMES TO REALITY
So many people sent me this story that I knew it would be the lead story in this week’s blogs. In fact, this is a strange week for news, and this story is somehow apropos of all the other high strangeness we’ll be talking about this week. A big thank you to all of you who sent versions of this story, and to W.G. for sharing the version we’ll be talking about. You may remember that terminator movie with Arnold Schwarzenngger, now playing a newly reformed “good” terminator robot, battling his upgraded version played by a young Robert Patrick that can literally shapeshift and “flow”, like a liquid, through bars in prisons, and for that matter, allow bullets to pass harmlessly through him while his body plugs the hole. Well, “good” news, “they’ve” actually done it according to this article:
SCIENTISTS CREATE SHAPE-SHIFTING ROBOT THAT CAN MELT THROUGH PRISON BARS
Your eyes don’t deceive you: researchers have created an actual humanoid shape-shifting robot — or in their parlance, “shape-morphing” — capable of liquefying and then reforming itself again. In other words, the lilliputian bot looks a lot like a prototype of the T-1000 in 1991’s “Terminator 2,” once again proving that you should never doubt the visions of James Cameron.
In a new study published in the journal Cells, the researchers wanted to bridge the gap between traditional, hard-bodied robots and “soft” robots typically made of more malleable but consequently weaker materials. Inspired by squishy sea cucumbers, they saw the shifting between states as the best path forward.
To accomplish this, the team created a novel form of gallium based, phase-shifting material called “magnetoactive solid-liquid phase transitional matter” (MPTM).
Whereas other phase-shifting materials require an external heat source like heat guns and electrical currents, MPTM needs only be induced by a magnetic field before heating up, thanks to magnetic particles embedded in the gallium.
These, combined with the metal’s low melting point of just under 86 degrees Fahrenheit, make it easy for a robot made of the stuff to liquefy relatively quickly.
And predictably, here comes the usual “benefits” message about how such technology will be a boon to medical science, and so on and so on, &c &c, blah blah blah:
The researchers believe MPTM could have useful — albeit highly specific — applications in engineering and medical challenges.
In addition to the “T2” demonstration, the team also used their bot, this time taking the more practical shape of a thin block, to extract a foreign object from a model human stomach by melting over it and then wriggling out of the organ.
“Future work should further explore how these robots could be used within a biomedical context,” Majidi said. “What we’re showing are just one-off demonstrations, proofs of concept, but much more study will be required to delve into how this could actually be used for drug delivery or for removing foreign objects.”
But if the Terminator 2 movie is any guide as to what might happen, having a Robert Patrick liquid robot performing internal organ surgery on an individual might be a bit risky.
There’s something else, however, that struck me while reading this story, and it’s totally unconnected to the Terminator 2 movie. In a way, it’s the first of today’s high octane speculations (there being two of them… we’re running a 2-for-1 special today):
High Octane Speculation #1: this comes more as an observation, for if you’ll recall, in most versions of the Roswell crash-and-recovery story, the claim is made that Roswell Air Force Base’s and its 509th bomb wing’s intelligence office, Major Jesse Marcel, claimed to have recovered some of the debris from Mac Brazzel’s ranch. Brazzel was the rancher who in every version of the story first encountered the wreckage of the alleged UFO…or the “whatever it was.” Major Marcel took some of the smaller and thinner metallic pieces home, where he noted that it was extremely tough, and very malleable. Hammering it did no damage; heating it under a flame did not significantly affect its temperature, and most importantly, when folded or wrinkle up, the metal would spring loose from its compacted condition, and return as if by magic to its original shape. This bit of information became such a component of the Roswell story that the search was on for “memory metals,” and UFOs-as-ET-technology advocates quickly pointed out the inconvenient factoid that the earliest invention of memory metal occurred in this country in the 1960s, therefore the Roswell craft had to have been extraterrestrial. But as I pointed out in my book Roswell and the Reich, p. 458, the earliest memory metal was discovered by a Swedish engineer in 1932, and was made of an alloy of gold and cadmium.
That inconvenience and the shape-shifting robot article brings me to
High Octane Speculation #2: There is a great deal of speculation occurring currently, regarding the possibility that plasmas may constitute a form of relatively “immaterial” and inorganic life. Accepting the speculation as true for the moment, and for the sake of extrapolating some possible implications, what if under certain magnetic conditions these plasmas could also – so to speak – “shape shift” and take on a specific bodily form? The key to the shape-shifting “Terminator 2” robot in the article appears to be the application of a magnetic field of a specific type and under specific conditions. The response of the “shape shifting robot” appears to be a response to the magnetic field (or lack thereof), and its geometry itself. This approach might go a long way to rationalize and explain certain phenomena in old lore and tradition…. but that is the subject of another day, and perhaps of another book…
See you on the flip side…
Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and “strange stuff”. His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into “alternative history and science”.
SHAPE SHIFTING ROBOT OF TERMINATOR COMES TO REALITY