OK, people, this is short notice, but it’s not like you were planning on doing anything important tonight, right? A group project, you say? We say, pshaw — go learn about the future of the Internet instead.

The talk, taking place tonight Oct. 25 from 4-5:30 at 202 South Hall, is led by representatives from Cisco and Monitor Group’s Business Network. They will be talking about the results of a report called “The Evolving Internet” authored by both companies. And they will be talking four scenarios for the future of the Internet. According to the event blurb,

One scenario describes a familiar roadmap in which the Internet continues on its trajectory of unbridled expansion and product and service innovation. The other three challenge that future, and in the process illuminate various risks and opportunities that lie ahead for both business leaders and policy makers.

They’re looking at the scenarios panning out from now to 2025, and they’re anticipating a lot of ch-ch-changes. It’s unclear if we’re talking robots emailing each other or stuff about new ways to synergize backward overflow. Either way, though, it should be interesting (but please, please, let it be the robot thing!).

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The Evolving Internet: Driving Forces, Uncertainties, and Four Scenarios to 2025 [UC Berkeley Events Calendar]

Click meh! Oh-ho! What have we here? A holiday challenge, you say? Indeed– indeed we do. We’re not sure who the genius/artiste/giant nerd behind What Did You Do to My Shoes is, but, by golly, we think he’s got something that will tickle even the most spatially retarded Berkeley-based intellect.

At right, friends, is a robot comprised of 12 campus structures, who’s ready to gore you with the Campanile. For reals. It will. Because it exists.

Anyhoodle, we gave away one building as a head start (we know it would’ve been a real toughie), but can you catch ‘em all? When you’re ready to click triumphantly, here are the “answers.

P.S. The guy’s looking for a pun-tastic name for his robo-tastic creation. Got any good ones? We’d offer Oskimus Prime, but we fully recognize how absolutely terrible it is.

Image Source: What Did You Do to My Shoes, Crop by Berkeleyside

robotAfter discovering the latest omen of the world’s coming demise, the Clog encourages Berkeley students to put down their books and enjoy their short-lived time on Earth.

A Florida-based technology company put forth a press release on Friday in which they felt the need to clarify that a forthcoming robot will not, in fact, feed on human flesh.

Now, the disturbing part here is not that the robot will in fact, be vegetarian, but the speculation or assumption that it might have been otherwise. Haven’t we watched enough sci-fi movies to learn that any innovation involving flesh-eating robots will not end well for us, havers-of-flesh?

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Nerdy recent Berkeley grads, don’t skip town yet! Leave it to San Francisco to host something as geekily absurd as “the world’s largest robot competition,” a.k.a. RoboGames 2009 Lucas movie full Groundhog Day hd

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. And from the looks of things, it is exactly what it sounds like.

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