Moon Colonization Japanese Style

Another quick story I read today that really caught my attention. Remember back a while ago when the US President announced that we would land a man on the Moon by a certain time? Well Japan just did that today, except replace “land” with “colonize” and “man” with “robots”. The head of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has set a goal to have a colony of humaniod robots on the moon by the year 2025.

With the rapid progress of companies like Honda and Sony with their robotic development programs I don’t doubt that this will actually happen, given that they find the funds to do it with. However, I hope they go prepared to deal with the Mooninites when they get there. No one, not even Sony’s favorite robotic dog, can escape the Quad-Laser…

Via Engadget


Chris Owens


  1. Inignot: Your roommate is a nerd.
    Err: Yes, on the moon nerds get their pants pulled down and they are spanked with moon rocks.

    Indeed, all those space nerds should fear the Moonities’ wrath! ;)

  2. Damn, misspelled Monninites…

    Quiet, Err. I’m transmitting rage.

  3. That’d make a great plot for a sci-fi movie: greedy corporations colonize the moon with super-advanced humanoid robots, the robots develop complex social structures (minus all the deviance humans have, of course) and then invade Earth and wage war against the humans. I nominate Will Smith for the role of the obnoxious hero who saves Earth and all humanity. It’d be like a Utopian story for robot audiences and a save-the-earth-from-certain-doom story for humans.

  4. Chris, I like where you’re going with this.

    I’d like to add a twist though. In the end, the robots win and devastate life on Earth. However, they soon discover artifacts that show that life actually started on the Moon millions of years ago, and its inhabitants sent their own artificial life to colonize the then-barren Earth, after which an identical war played out between the two spheres and life ended on the Moon. Zing!

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