Wherein I Actually Advocate Regulation and the Precautionary Principle

Can we please make sure no one is able to put an AI into this thing.   We definitely don't want it to become self-aware.


  1. Mad Rocket Scientist:

    Suddenly, I see the basis for a Bolo Mark I

  2. Russ R.:

    The fact that a mining company would spend $100m on this single-purpose machine should tell you something about how much value we derive from coal.

  3. W. C. Taqiyya:

    Coal? You mean that evil industry Obama saved us from?

  4. LoneSnark:

    I disagree. Please put an AI into it. Human beings make mistakes and kill people. Meanwhile, what threat can an AI be? The machine could easily be taken down with a well placed bullet.

  5. llo:

    That's the rig that once tried to eat a D8 Cat. Search google images for "bagger 288 bulldozer".

    It turns out it has already become self aware search "bagger 288 photoshop" I think we are going to need more than a well placed bullet, maybe a blue and red peterbuilt and a yellow camero?

  6. Andrew:

    They put one of these in the post-apocalyptic video game, Borderlands: