Avatar Archive

  • The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a cutting edge scientific developmental wing of the U.S. government, recently announced that it has set aside millions of dollars to develop ‘Project Avatar’.  However, this project will not include blue people like in James Cameron’s “Avatar”.  Bi-pedal robots will be used to conduct many of the dangerous tasks performed by infantry soldiers.   Theoretically, a real-life soldier could be used to control the robot from thousands of miles away according to DARPA.  Here is a link to Daily Tech’s article which can provide as much detail as DARPA is obligated to divulge: http://www.dailytech.com/DARPA+Looks+to+Bring+Movie+Avatar+to+Life+with+Robot+Surrogates/article24041.htm Immediately, this sets in motion a few deep issues about the project, both against and for the project.  My friend and […]

    Project Avatar: Urban Warfare of the Future

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a cutting edge scientific developmental wing of the U.S. government, recently announced that it has set aside millions of dollars to develop ‘Project Avatar’.  However, this project will not include blue people like in James Cameron’s “Avatar”.  Bi-pedal robots will be used to conduct many of the dangerous tasks performed by infantry soldiers.   Theoretically, a real-life soldier could be used to control the robot from thousands of miles away according to DARPA.  Here is a link to Daily Tech’s article which can provide as much detail as DARPA is obligated to divulge: http://www.dailytech.com/DARPA+Looks+to+Bring+Movie+Avatar+to+Life+with+Robot+Surrogates/article24041.htm Immediately, this sets in motion a few deep issues about the project, both against and for the project.  My friend and […]

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  • This article could also be called “How to obtain a universal Avatar” depending on how deep your knowledge of the blogosphere goes. I’m sure you’ve noticed how some people get a cool looking image to show up next to their comments on blogs.  In some cases you may have noticed that this same image seems to follow them around the internet and again pops up every single time they post their thoughts.  Did you miss something?  Was there a place to upload a photo or image that you didn’t see?  Perhaps the people posting comments know the blog owner or know something you don’t? They do know something you don’t, they use a service called “Gravatar”.  It’s a simple and […]

    How to get a picture next to your comments

    This article could also be called “How to obtain a universal Avatar” depending on how deep your knowledge of the blogosphere goes. I’m sure you’ve noticed how some people get a cool looking image to show up next to their comments on blogs.  In some cases you may have noticed that this same image seems to follow them around the internet and again pops up every single time they post their thoughts.  Did you miss something?  Was there a place to upload a photo or image that you didn’t see?  Perhaps the people posting comments know the blog owner or know something you don’t? They do know something you don’t, they use a service called “Gravatar”.  It’s a simple and […]

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