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Overlords. Robuts. Just a matter of time.

Started by Darren Dirt, November 29, 2010, 03:01:04 PM

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Thorin

Quote from: Lazybones on May 07, 2012, 11:33:37 PM
Quote from: Mr. Analog on May 07, 2012, 11:26:20 PM
LOL


Yes there is an xkcd for almost everything.


Would that be rule 35?  After all, there's already a rule 34 _and_ an xkcd for rule 34.

Oh wait, rule 35 is that if it doesn't exist on the internet it must be created.

Still, I'm pretty sure the Earth isn't going to explode on Dec 21, 2012, and I'm pretty sure robots aren't going to rule our lives.  They might infiltrate our lives, though.  I suggest reading Neal Stephenson's Diamond Age for a possible future with nanobots.
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Mr. Analog

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Darren Dirt

May 18, 2012, 05:25:08 PM #17 Last Edit: May 18, 2012, 05:30:32 PM by Darren Dirt
apparently*** "robuts feel nothing* when they hold hands"
http://www.funnyordie.com/lists/2d2d4fb87b/robots-feel-nothing-when-they-hold-hands-foreword-by-seth-macfarlane





*except possibly gushing excitement in anticipation of crushing the bones of a humun, if that is whose hands are being held. imo.





***sorry, the book cover/title is completely unrelated to the rest of its contents. But still, food for thought, right?
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Thorin

Somebody discovered FuunyOrDie.com today...

Also, most robots nowadays do have pressure sensors in their "hands" so they don't crush whatever they're picking up.  But that's way less funny to say than the above book title.
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Darren Dirt

and perhaps the robut rebellion will come from above:


450gram, 6-foot-wingspan robot that flies like a bird: (TED Talk, with live demo!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fg_JcKSHUtQ


to me, there's just something about this that is both beautiful and amazing (technology-wise) about this... but also, as a I said, robut-overlord-scary. No glowing red eyes required.
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Thorin

You're really on this they're-going-to-take-over kick, hey?  Tin foil hat a little tight?  Seriously, we're not going to have robot overlords.

Nevertheless, the tech of a machine copying bird flight is pretty cool.
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Lazybones

Funny I watched that TED talk on netflix the other night. They have a whole bunch of TED talks on there now grouped by topic.

Darren Dirt

May 19, 2012, 10:50:53 AM #23 Last Edit: May 19, 2012, 10:58:14 AM by Darren Dirt
Quote from: Thorin on May 18, 2012, 10:03:20 PM
You're really on this they're-going-to-take-over kick, hey?  Tin foil hat a little tight?  Seriously, we're not going to have robot overlords


I know, I know... obviously not eactly living in fear or anything (the Robellion is easily centuries away! That's for my great-grandchildren to worry about!)




but hey, Mr. Analog's phrase = funny Google results:
http://www.google.com/search?q=sexy+robot+babe+overlords

"Our Robot Overlords Will Have Baby Brains"
http://gizmodo.com/5892980/our-robot-overlords-will-have-baby-brains


"Our robot overlords have no respect for fruit"
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:NU6ZxixepqYJ:men.metacafe.com/loop/sci-fi-loop/details/our-robot-overlords-have-no-respect-for-fruit/+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk (source: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2011/10/born-to-be-viral-watch-a-surgical-robot-peel-a-grape.html )


"I for one welcome our new robotic demon baby overlords"
http://nightmarefuel.blogspot.ca/2011/06/top-10-most-nightmare-enducing-music.html


and somehow*:
http://men.metacafe.com/loop/horror-loop/details/teddy-ruxpin-has-become-death-destroyer-of-worlds/


*which has an irresistable link to the http://men.metacafe.com/horror-loop/ which rewards you with "" aka the weird part of the internet again...
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Darren Dirt

June 22, 2012, 05:03:38 PM #25 Last Edit: June 22, 2012, 05:11:37 PM by Darren Dirt
Real Life "Terminators" -- coming sooner than we think?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o02d0dgSvDA
^ 45 minute History Channel "That's Impossible" episode (narrated by Cmdr. William T. Riker!)

If each group of brilliant scientists and specialists were to gather together (robotics, allterrain walking/climbing, AI learning/reasoning -- including "social intelligence"!) and bring all their work into one project... eep?

Gecko-inspired "stickybot" @ 22minutes = coolest thing I've seen in a while (robotics-wise) [moar: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=gecko+stickybot ]
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stickybot is cool (and scary when you think of its possible surveillance-bot applications) but at least you can OUTRUN it (I presume)...


Welcome our new robotic cheetah overlords? http://www.geeksofdoom.com/2012/03/06/darpas-robot-cheetah-can-outrace-humans-be-glad-its-on-our-side
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"AI software is learning to make AI software"

https://twitter.com/HumanVsMachine http://archive.fo/j5lmv

Robots aren't in the future.

They exist. Now. This Twitter account has hundrexs of different examples.

Even for PING-PONG.

"sigh." - https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1124116362924658688

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