Author Topic: Have you guys seen the newest robots?  (Read 2094 times)

Re: Have you guys seen the newest robots?
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2016, 06:49:39 PM »
This one looks like it could be awesome:













Or, if your tastes are a bit on the more personal side:



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Offline Baruch

Re: Have you guys seen the newest robots?
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2016, 06:56:35 PM »
Men who objectify robot women, are just one step above men who objectify real women.  Similarly if one physically abuses a robot woman, vs physically abuses a real woman.  In short, I don't see men who do this as evolved.
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Re: Have you guys seen the newest robots?
« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2016, 07:17:45 PM »
Yeah, really! What ever happened to Bertha Butt and the Butt sisters?
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Re: Have you guys seen the newest robots?
« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2016, 07:28:19 PM »
men who objectify real women.
LOL. A robot woman is as objectified as a woman can get.

I'll have to ask my GF if she minds me just standing there admiring her beauty.

I don't see men who do this as evolved.
That's probably why they can't get any.
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Re: Have you guys seen the newest robots?
« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2016, 04:04:52 PM »
Wow, I just found this one: Einstein robot



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Re: Have you guys seen the newest robots?
« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2016, 07:46:48 PM »
That $1,000 missile can still take out our million dollar soldier.  So, if a few $100,000 robots can argument the million dollar solider and it be taken out instead of the soldier, the military is $900,000  ahead. Besides, the prototypes are always more expensive than the standard types later on.

I'm thinking our rapidly growing ability to synthesize materials will be one of the reasons for this.

It's crazy really. We can actually make diamonds. They are actually quite useful for industrial purposes, as they have a slew of rare/unique properties.
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Re: Have you guys seen the newest robots?
« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2016, 09:22:07 PM »
I also wonder how much longer it will be before we go in the android direction?  We are in a way with the artificial limbs and such.  But what if brain implants would be of a benefit?  Would people want to do that?  And I've heard of nano-robots that can travel in the blood stream keeping things in order.  We are the Borg??????
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Re: Have you guys seen the newest robots?
« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2016, 09:31:55 PM »
Save a life. Adopt a Greyhound.


Offline Baruch

Re: Have you guys seen the newest robots?
« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2016, 10:16:48 AM »
I also wonder how much longer it will be before we go in the android direction?  We are in a way with the artificial limbs and such.  But what if brain implants would be of a benefit?  Would people want to do that?  And I've heard of nano-robots that can travel in the blood stream keeping things in order.  We are the Borg??????

If it can be done, it will be done.  Which is why I don't give odds on human survival.  The point of technology is to make better slaves.  Techno-advocates are the revolutionary cadre to bring it about.  Just the advent of computer/phone surveillance was unimaginable 30 years ago.

I have often imagined what it is like to be cyborg (half robot).  It isn't a good vision, since your employer or your government will have control over that machinery.  Your biological aspect will be there just to provide "wet-ware".
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Re: Have you guys seen the newest robots?
« Reply #24 on: April 30, 2016, 11:52:46 AM »
I also wonder how much longer it will be before we go in the android direction?  We are in a way with the artificial limbs and such.  But what if brain implants would be of a benefit?  Would people want to do that?
Yes.  That's the aim of transhumanism; to incorporate new technologies into the human body.  Although it's widely regarded as a scary idea and often involved in fictional dystopias, it need not necessary be disastrous.  Instead of the borg or the cybermen, think of Julian Bashir or Iron Man.  There was a Ted talk about this, I forget which one, but the speaker made the point that human augmentation started the first time a human wrote a symbol on a chunk of rock.  Essentially, writing extends human memory - something can be remembered without a single living person remembering it.

At its base, the goal of transhumanism is to overcome human limitations - to make humanity more capable and less weak and vulnerable.  Imagine a new breed of humanity capable of exploring the cosmos rather than simply watching probes on TV.  Human technology is advancing at an incredible rate - the human body, not so much.  Increasingly, it's becoming the weakest link.  A lot of human failings - dementia, irrationality, violence, fanaticism - among others, are ultimately rooted in biology.  Augmentation could eliminate or minimize bad traits while preserving good traits.  And rather than be disastrous, it could be a way forward.
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Re: Have you guys seen the newest robots?
« Reply #25 on: April 30, 2016, 12:31:48 PM »
Yes.  That's the aim of transhumanism; to incorporate new technologies into the human body.  Although it's widely regarded as a scary idea and often involved in fictional dystopias, it need not necessary be disastrous.  Instead of the borg or the cybermen, think of Julian Bashir or Iron Man.  There was a Ted talk about this, I forget which one, but the speaker made the point that human augmentation started the first time a human wrote a symbol on a chunk of rock.  Essentially, writing extends human memory - something can be remembered without a single living person remembering it.

At its base, the goal of transhumanism is to overcome human limitations - to make humanity more capable and less weak and vulnerable.  Imagine a new breed of humanity capable of exploring the cosmos rather than simply watching probes on TV.  Human technology is advancing at an incredible rate - the human body, not so much.  Increasingly, it's becoming the weakest link.  A lot of human failings - dementia, irrationality, violence, fanaticism - among others, are ultimately rooted in biology.  Augmentation could eliminate or minimize bad traits while preserving good traits.  And rather than be disastrous, it could be a way forward.
I don't think this has to be a bad thing.  If I could have nano-robots injected into my blood stream, for example, and have a healthier life, I'd do it.  Or if a brain implant would get rid of a chance of cancer or dementia, I'd do it.  I do not object to foreign objects being inserted into my body for my benefit.  A already have 5 stents in place--a mechanical one would not bother me in the least. 
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Re: Have you guys seen the newest robots?
« Reply #26 on: April 30, 2016, 03:06:05 PM »
Sociology trumps technology.  Super-cyber-men ruling super-cyber-slaves.  Immortality will be attempted, but only for the 1%.  Ideal worker humans would only be around for 5 years of less, like the PC cycle.
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Re: Have you guys seen the newest robots?
« Reply #27 on: April 30, 2016, 04:13:23 PM »
Sociology trumps technology.  Super-cyber-men ruling super-cyber-slaves.  Immortality will be attempted, but only for the 1%.  Ideal worker humans would only be around for 5 years of less, like the PC cycle.
I've often wondered about that--the 1% getting cyborg immortality.  Do you think the other 99% would allow that?  Would there be a revolt?????  I'm not sure of of that revolt..................but maybe.
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

Offline Baruch

Re: Have you guys seen the newest robots?
« Reply #28 on: April 30, 2016, 08:11:50 PM »
There has never been a long term revolt against the 1% ... just a change in who they are.  Marxism is wrong in that respect ... there is no final revolution ... in fact revolution is rare and mostly unsuccessful.  And even when successful, the inevitable corruption sets in.
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Re: Have you guys seen the newest robots?
« Reply #29 on: June 03, 2016, 01:04:06 AM »
 I still preferred the World the way it was ...
OMNIA DEPENDET ...