Robot Cheetahs > Pre-natal nutrition
Because the phrase “Robot Cheetah” is almost certainly one of your Google News Alerts, I can assume everyone knows that a company in Massachusetts just received several “multimillion dollar contracts” from the Department of Defense to “create a human-like robot and an agile, robotic Cheetah” for the battlefield. Hooray the future has arrived and we don’t have to wear shiny jump suits! Most Americans would have looked terrible in those…
And while using tax dollars to build advanced robots may some day be beneficial (hey Sky Mall has to get its products from somewhere, right?), it seems that in a time where we’re slashing spending for “milk and nutritious foods for low-income” mothers because it’s considered “wasteful”, maybe we do the smart/not-morally bankrupt thing and consider which of form of government spending is actually the most practical and not that most bad ass.
Now I know what you’re saying “ohhh EPM has gone soft by saying we should choose babies over robot cheetahs”, but ya know what? In a successful society where the government doesn’t just hand out money to the wealthy at the expense of the poor, we can have both robot cheetahs AND babies.