Robotics

‘More Robots than Humans in NEOM Babylon,’ MbS. Tesla and Elon Musk have had a wild run this year. Nothing was as crazy, or as intriguing, as the Tesla Bot.

Ezekiel 33:6

But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.

Ezekiel 33:3

If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpetand warn the people;

Ezekiel 33:4

Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.

Ezekiel 33:5

He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.

Robots / Transhumanoids

Joel 2 Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand;

2 A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations.

3 A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.

The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run.

5 Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array.

6 Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather blackness.

They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks:

8 Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded.

They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief.

10 The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining:

‘More Robots than Humans in NEOM Babylon,’ MbS. Tesla and Elon Musk have had a wild run this year. Nothing was as crazy, or as intriguing, as the Tesla Bot.

Last Updated: Dec. 9, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. ETFirst Published: Dec. 9, 2021 at 11:58 a.m. ET

By  Jurica Dujmovic Market Watch

The Tesla Bot was an idea from left field. What are the chances, and in what timeframe, could it be built?

At Tesla’s AI Day event in August, CEO Elon Musk promised the company would build a humanoid robot called Tesla Bot (code name “Optimus”), and that we’d likely see a prototype next year.

A lot has happened to Tesla in 2021. As the year draws to a close, I’d like to revisit the Tesla Bot with some time removed to break down what has to be Musk’s wildest claim to date.

Also this year, Tesla released the Plaid version of the Model S, which accelerates to 60 miles per hour in two seconds and hits 200 mph — making it the quickest accelerating production car in the history of the world. The electric-vehicle maker is now producing cars at a 1 million annual run rate, and is building more factories than ever before. Tesla is on fire, and that includes its stock price.

Back to the Bot. First, the basics. The 5-foot, 8-inch robot is designed to weigh 125 pounds, be able to carry 45 pounds and move as fast as 5 miles per hour. It will have five fingers on each hand and perform “boring, repetitive and dangerous” tasks. To build it, Tesla TSLA, -4.98% will rely on a myriad of sensors, joints, actuators, the company’s self-driving technology implemented in its cars and advances made in the development of the AI.

Tesla sympathizers and influencers came out of the woodwork to speculate on the brave new world the company will usher in come 2022 (= ‘6’). The same individuals (and some media outlets) were equally ecstatic in 2016 when Tesla announced Solar Roof on the “Desperate Housewives” set.

Fast forward to 2021 (= ‘5’), and the company is facing significant issues with what turned out to be a rushed, inadequately researched product, causing cost overruns for Tesla, and delays and headaches for customers.

Five (5) years ago, Musk also promised full self-driving, or FSD, a feature far removed from Level (5) autonomy, the highest. In 2021 (= ‘5’), FSD is still at Level 2, as Tesla was forced to disclose in a letter to California’s Department of Motor Vehicles.

The (broken) promise of robotaxis

The trend never seems to end. Musk had a similar slip of the tongue in 2019, when he announced 1 million autonomous Tesla robotaxis would be on the road by 2020. Instead of cars capable of autonomously shuttling passengers around, making money for their owners, we got “smart summon,” a feature that’s anything but autonomous.

Right after the rollout, owners complained about various issues, ranging from weird pathfinding patterns to collisions resulting in thousands of dollars of damage. Even this hit-and-miss feature was oversold by Musk.

But this is just a tip of the iceberg. The self-proclaimed “Technoking of Tesla” made so many promises he never fulfilled that there are now websites dedicated to his failures to deliver.

Overselling and underdelivering

Tesla Bot seems to be the case of same-old, same-old. Musk is still doing what he does best — overselling and underdelivering. “Our cars are semi-sentient robots on wheels,” he has said. No, they’re not. They can barely pull off the smart summon feature, let alone demonstrate any kind of sentience other than limited Level 2 autonomy provided by FSD.

In the case of the Tesla Bot, provided Musk ever builds one, these inadequacies will be even more evident. The eyes of the robot will be the same cameras used for Tesla’s Autopilot feature, and a “full self-driving” computer will be placed in the torso. So, that’s the same FSD that requires a driver’s constant attention. It’s also the one that causes collisions and makes wrong calls.

Finally, a vehicle’s movement is far simpler than that of a robot. Robots, especially humanoid ones, need to execute far more complex maneuvers using inverse kinematics, servos and actuators, as well as plethora of sensors in order to make sense of, and to interact with, the environment.

It’s unreasonable to expect that a navigation system that is still in development and proved to be inadequate even for use in cars would somehow significantly evolve by 2022 in order to master complex environments Tesla Bot is expected to navigate.

Joel 2 Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand;

Night Watchman Note; Joel, Chapter 2 indicates that ‘this’ takes place near the end of the 7 year tribulation since ‘the day of the Lord cometh, for it is night at hand.’

Those bots should be able to autonomously buy groceries. Judging by the current performance of the FSD, you can expect them to bump into people, get hit by cars, get lost as they miscalculate trajectories, fall over and get damaged, and so on. I don’t believe they could pose a threat to humanity other than getting in the way.

More complex than a car

Simply getting a robot to walk straight and navigate terrain is a gargantuan feat in itself. Boston Dynamics and Agility Robotics have been trying to crack this issue for many years. They’ve achieved impressive results in the end, but it’s been a long and bumpy ride that only serves to demonstrate the enormity of the problem. Musk could be able to solve it, but judging from his track record, that won’t happen by next year. (2027-2028?)

Does this mean the Tesla Bot will never see the light of day? Not necessarily. Musk usually tries hard to accomplish the projects he promotes and is a much better engineer than a promoter. Indeed, if he were less hype-y about the Tesla Bot announcement, this article would have a totally different tone.

Chances are that the event served to push the stock price higher, sidestep the fear, uncertainty and doubt caused by investigative news, appease investors and attract new talent for Tesla’s robotics division. Musk has been a trailblazer for many industries, and here we see him doing the same for robotics. Consumer and industrial robotics have been around for years, but never like this.

As Musk stumbles over himself to make a Tesla Bot prototype, crashing through many deadlines and prototypes in the process, he may disappoint many of his ardent followers, but I’m certain he will also solve multiple genuine problems in robotics, which will ultimately serve to push forward the idea he was trying to promote with his robot.

A more realistic timeframe

In the process, Tesla may end up being the first company that creates robots such as the Tesla Bot but highly unlikely in the timeframe Musk proposes.

So, what timeframe could be more realistic?

Night Watchman Note; Joel, Chapter 2 indicates that ‘this’ takes place near the end of the 7 year tribulation since ‘the day of the Lord cometh, for it is night at hand.’

In an interview for Reuters, Raj Rajkumar, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, was asked that same question. He said he was fairly certain that “it will be much longer than 10 years before a humanoid bot from any company on the planet can go to the store and get groceries for you.”

Do you think Tesla has what it takes to pull this off? Finally, what’s your take on robots like the Tesla Bot? Do we really need them?

Night Watchman Note:

MbS (Man by Satan), quote ‘More ROBOTS than humans in NEOM.’

8 References to ‘BE WATCHING or WATCHFUL.’ ‘8’ indicates that a new ‘era or epoch’ is arriving. Be it the rapture, the tribulation, the year of the Jews redemption or the year of the onset (2028) of the 1000 year millennial reign of Christ (2028-3028).

Matthew 24:42; Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

Matthew 25:13; Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

Mark 13:35; Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning.

Luke 21:36; Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man

Luke 12:37-39; Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.

 ‘Increasing Like Labor Pains.’ ‘Fearful Sights.’ ‘Perilous Times.’ ‘Men’s hearts failing with fear.’ Great Convergence of Signs.’ REDEMPTION IMMINENT.

In His Service,

Night Watchman

Paul Rolland

Night Watchman Ministries

Make Your Decision for Christ NOW!!!!!!! Time is Up!!!!!!!

Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:

The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)

A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.

. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).

. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).

. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).

B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.

. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).

C. Call upon His name, Confess with your heart and with your lips that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.

. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).

. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).

. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).

. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).

. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).

. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).

. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).

. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).

. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).

. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).

. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).

. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).

True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:

 Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”

Romans 12:19. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.

Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

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