For as long as the idea of robots has existed, sci-fi has promised us a time when machines would advance enough to do our bidding while staying obedient enough not to flay human skin into tasteful tapestries for their robot sitting rooms. And although our mechanical-butler future isn't here yet, five recent inventions are showing promise, so long as you don't mind robots breaking all your shit.
#5. A Bartender That Spills Everything and Takes Forever
Nothing can ruin your night more than a shitty bartender, or even worse, an attractive one. The promise of an iRobot-style booze jockey would potentially solve all of that -- and the folks over at MIT know this.
It's less fun to hit on than a regular bartender, but way better in the sack.
For centuries, humans have been entranced by the otherworldliness of Mars. Our planetary neighbor has influenced so many groundbreaking works of science fiction, such as Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter series, H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds, Dwayne Johnson's Doom, and Lycia Naff's Total Recall.
Guest starring some Austrian dude.
As you have probably heard, the NSA has been getting awfully friendly with our digital information -- and at the center of it is this guy:
Coming soon to a CIA torture cell near you!