“A very, very small quadcopter, one inch in diameter can carry a one- or two-gram shaped charge. You can order them from a drone manufacturer in China. You can program the code to say: “Here are thousands of photographs of the kinds of things I want to target.” A one-gram shaped charge can punch a hole in nine millimeters of steel, so presumably you can also punch a hole in someone’s head.” It turns out we don’t need many new technological advances to make small, weaponized, autonomous drones a widespread reality. From Buzzfeed: Can a small group of optimists stop the proliferation of killer robots and, just maybe, save humanity from itself?

+ “By 2040, the goal is to have 11 robots playing a full-field, FIFA-compliant game against star human soccer players.” From Nautilus: The Unexpected Humanity of Robot Soccer. I don’t know about saving humanity, but if we can merge the technologies in these two stories, you’ve got yourself a hell of a sport.