|It was Regina Dugan! Amigo, I was always puzzled by why so many late 80s technologies, province of DARPA resuscitated by Google and Facebook.|
So it was Regina who brought them back to life!
AI, Robotics, VR. This is wall late technologies developed by DARPA.
Here is the story about VR and Robotics:
Whn Reagan pushed to Strategic Defense Initiative, (SDI for short) aka Star Wars it created a plethora of technologies to be deployed in space. Thus needed lots of extra vehicular
Your average astronaut is not exactly a spanner-tuner. You get a robot out there. Robots do not need expensive life support systems. How can you direct the robot to what you want?
Put a camera on the robot. connect the robot to a machine inside, put a Virtual reality device in the astronauts and then he would move head left or right and the robot would do that.
then the astronaut would make movements that were mimicked by the robot out there doing some repairs or examining a section of the craft.
AI? there would be heavy SW effort. AI aimed at have computers writing code themselves.