In a recent post on Google+ Ria Rua posted a link about technology development in 2012. This got we thinking about the purpose of technology. It's primarily an external manifestation of potential internal ability. It's a way of allowing us to see what our minds are capable of. The example I've used most to explain this is television and remote viewing. With television we need cameras to capture the images and sounds, equipment to broadcast it and tv sets or computers to receive it. With remote viewing we just tune our minds into what we want to experience.
One of the new technologies was a human looking robot that has been developed by DARPA (an agency of the United States Department of Defense responsible for the development of new technologies for use by the military.)
This one really got we wondering. With an estimated seven to eight billion biological robots already living on the planet why would anyone want to develop an electronic/mechanical one. "They'll follow orders and obey their programmers." is one answer I hear. But look at the cost of developing them and powering them. And no matter what they are made of they will break down.
There is a much simpler solution - teach us all to become breatharians. We would then have seven to eight billion humans who'll need no food or drink, will keep going 23 hours a day seven days a week and will run with zero maintenance for up to one hundred years.
There's only one really major drawback - we have to become Self-aware to become breatharians. And self-aware human beings cannot be ordered to do anything.