There's another sci-fi version of the future that had just as much impact on future technology as ST: The Terminator. That movie scared the crap outta me. You just couldn't kill the robot. It kept coming. It was intelligent and clever; it could think, plan, strategize. It could track you down and move as fast or faster than you and any other vehicle around you. The machines wanted the planet, and frankly…they won, we lost.
Sigh…that future is here my friend. The future is now:
FYI, this video was made in 2008. Four years ago. Besides the annoying buzzing sound, the robot is relatively agile and cannot fall down. What other reason would there be to have this robot except to track people down. What other use could there be? Again, this video is ancient by modern technological advancement standards. Development of technology must be fast paced in order to effectively compete in the marketplace. Someone is going to want this robot, or at least the capabilities that it represents. Well at least the robots can't actually think…yet.