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Travoli

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Terminator Scenario
« on: November 02, 2010, 02:36:32 AM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzjkBwZtxp4&feature=player_embedded#!

I hadn't seen this one.  Toyota has an "Asimo" robot that plays a pretty good violin.  Wow.

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Re: Terminator Scenario
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2010, 06:07:20 AM »
Reminds me of that scene from Star Trek Next Gen where Data is playing the violin.

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Re: Terminator Scenario
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2010, 06:26:28 PM »
One step closer to skynet, using the Xbox 360 Kinect.

Quadrotor Autonomous Flight and Obstacle Avoidance with Kinect Sensor:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWmVrfjDCyw



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Re: Terminator Scenario
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2010, 06:42:49 PM »
Wow, with a Kinect? 

This video is a little older, but wow...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geqip_0Vjec

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Re: Terminator Scenario
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2010, 07:32:31 PM »
flying through the thrown hoop - that is pretty impressive, and a little scary too

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Re: Terminator Scenario
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2010, 08:56:43 AM »

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Re: Terminator Scenario
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2010, 09:19:34 AM »
'Deep Thought' anyone?  : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_Thought_(The_Hitchhiker%27s_Guide_to_the_Galaxy)

Please let it get asked for the "Ultimate Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything" - I just know they will have 'easter egged' it with the answer 42

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Re: Terminator Scenario
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2010, 10:57:15 AM »
If they haven't easter egged it with 42, I am deeply disappointed with the serious nerds of the world.
I would rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not. ~Lucille Ball

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Re: Terminator Scenario
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2010, 09:44:59 PM »
>42

Certainly they've done *that*...I mean..that's just blatenly obvious!

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Re: Terminator Scenario
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2010, 10:13:58 PM »

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Re: Terminator Scenario
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2011, 11:52:20 AM »
Beijing to track citizens with their cell phones
http://thenextweb.com/asia/2011/03/03/beijing-to-track-citizens-with-their-cell-phones/

Yeah, I bet it's only for "traffic management"...

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Re: Terminator Scenario
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2011, 04:56:23 PM »
I'm sure it will be opt-in

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Re: Terminator Scenario
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2011, 06:25:30 PM »
There have been some high-profile murder cases here in the US where people have been proven to be in the location of the crime by cell-phone records.  There was also a case where a man was convicted partially because he removed the battery from his cell-phone before he drove off to dump the body.  The take away is -- if you are going to kill someone leave your cell phone at home.

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Re: Terminator Scenario
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2011, 01:26:00 PM »
I wouldn't be too worried...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTlV0Y5yAww&feature=related

Plus, anything the robots can do in the future that we want to do we'll just incorporate into ourselves.

Ed

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Re: Terminator Scenario
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2011, 06:41:06 AM »
He should ave looked where he was going.

>we'll just incorporate into ourselves.

I was just talking to my wife about this.  I'm pretty sure that in a couple generations there's going to be neural connectivity to whatever the internet is like by then and the ability to lob off store and retrieve data from some type of brain-to-hardware direct interface.  All us old-timers are going to think the kids are nuts for having computer chips in their heads, but they will wonder how we ever got by without them.  We'll be talking about the Borg, and they'll be like whatever, I could speak 50 languages and do a ten million calculations a second.