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Not interested until the humanoid love bot is released.

There was a time when I questioned the ability for the schizoid to ever experience genuine happiness, at the very least for a prolonged segment of time. I am no closer to finding the answer, however, it has become apparent that contentment is certainly a realizable goal. I find these results to be adequate, if not pleasing. Unfortunately, connection is another subject entirely. When one has sufficiently examined the mind and their emotional constructs, connection can be easily imitated. More data must be gleaned and further collated before a sufficient judgment can be reached.

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Not interested until the humanoid love bot is released.

 

http://gizmodo.com/367698/technosexual-one...e-of-robot-love

 

*vomits*

This should have been the central story of the thread. Who cares about running robots. A guy humping his USB hub is win.

- When he is best, he is a little worse than a man, and when he is worst, he is little better than a beast.

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A robot that runs like a human?

 

You mean infrequently and wearing bad shorts?

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Humans would be foolish to give sentience to a machine. Just look at what happened in the BSG and Terminator worlds.

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When they start thinking like humans, then I will be impressed... and worried.
They won't - they have no feelings to impair their reason and no egos to protect.

- When he is best, he is a little worse than a man, and when he is worst, he is little better than a beast.

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When they start thinking like humans, then I will be impressed... and worried.

 

Sentience does not necessarily imply thinking like a human. Kilian here is proof of that. Miserable bugger.

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That is video-cool, but definitely lacks practical usage at this stage.

I'm mildly miffed that by the time humans may have robot servants to do laundry and dishes, I'll probably already be dead. :shrugz:

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When they start thinking like humans, then I will be impressed... and worried.

 

Sentience does not necessarily imply thinking like a human. Kilian here is proof of that. Miserable bugger.

I take not thinking like a human as a compliment.

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Not quite new, but strangely appropriate:

 

Australia seeks new army robots

 

"The ultimate plan is for groups of these sophisticated machines to be sent into battle to help neutralise the enemy. "

 

:rolleyes:

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You can see where they're coming from - Australia is an extremely lucrative country in terms of wealth and raw resources and would be a prime target for invasion if ever a war broke out. The challenge for our government is defending such a vast land mass from such a mass invasion when all they have is a small army but a huge technological advantage. Robots and drones are certainly an effective answer to that dilemma, and they also cut down on allied casualties.

 

I'm aware it's not all sunshine and lollipops, but what are your specific qualms with the concept, Gorth, accepting that this has nothing to do with strong AI (i.e. a Skynet scenario)?

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Who said I had any qualms? :)

 

I was just cleaning out some old browser bookmarks and remembered this thread when I got to this one. For all I care, wars could be fought entirely amongst the robots :thumbsup:

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You move too slow, Krezack.

 

I run faster than a robot, thank you very much!

 

I would hope so, I want to actually enjoy hunting you down. Not much fun if you can't outrun a robot, is it?

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You move too slow, Krezack.

 

I run faster than a robot, thank you very much!

 

I would hope so, I want to actually enjoy hunting you down. Not much fun if you can't outrun a robot, is it?

 

Good luck seeing straight you silly drunk!

 

The only thing I'll be seeing is your mum... at poker night.

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Every time I look at this thread I read "Toyota's new robot runs like a hitman" :shifty:

By the way: http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2009/06/10/l...78-2-completed/

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