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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th 2012 edited
     
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    That is interesting.
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th 2012
     
    They should not forget to invest in robotized cemeteries.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeSep 11th 2013
     
    G

    Synchronized virtual reality heartbeat triggers out-of-body experiences.

    http://www.gizmag.com/visualized-heartbeat-out-of-body-experience/28728/
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    Posted By: TrimPhysorg

    DARPA sets aside $7 million for 'Avatar' robot pals in battle
    Fucking stupid pricks. EMP will stop them in their tracks. Reusable EMP will keep doing it. The cash would be better spent on USEFUL robotics - like building structures and infrastructure for off-world bases. A kajillion times more useful
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeSep 11th 2013
     
    I don't know, maybe instead of having real wars where people get hurt, we can have 'politics by other means' decided by a virtual war.

    Hundreds or thousands of 'surrogates' can battle it out and the winner get the right to chose, 'whatever' say the rights to an oilfield.

    Could save a lot of money and blood and maybe the 'loser' could have the bulk of the TV rights.
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    So what are you saying.... wedding parties in Pakistan and Sudan should put out robot mannikins and scarecrow dummies, for the drones to play with?

    Sounds like a good idea to me. Motorized Lego should work fine.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeSep 11th 2013
     
    No they should have virtual parties so that virtual drone operators can satisfy their bloodlust without harming anybody.

    Or if they must do harm drop a load of fleas and bedbugs and hornets on the wedding group that should give the operators a good laugh.
    • CommentAuthortinker
    • CommentTimeSep 12th 2013
     
    I think the problem with that plan is that the drones will come back with lice.
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      CommentAuthorDuracell
    • CommentTimeSep 12th 2013
     
    Lousy drones ...
    • CommentAuthorLakes
    • CommentTimeSep 12th 2013
     
    Buggy drones?
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeSep 13th 2013
     
    I think these will have some sort of synergy, imagine energy stored in the polymers of your clothes, powering your super arms and legs?


    BBC

    Robo-mate exoskeleton under development in Europe.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24048567

    Would you wear 'pneumatic trousers'?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23328736

    PW

    Artificial muscles lift heavy loads.

    http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/2013/sep/10/artificial-muscles-lift-heavy-loads
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 13th 2013
     
    Posted By: TrimWould you wear 'pneumatic trousers'?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23328736


    Very strange to hear estuary English with a Chinese accent.
    I wouldn't wear the trousers. They look like an engineering project done by students at an art college. Which is what they are, of course.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeSep 13th 2013
     
    Great if you are ever really caught short.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeSep 28th 2013
     
    SD

    Human Robot Getting Closer: iCub Robot Must Learn from Its Experiences.

    At least with my Roo-bots if you tickle them they will laugh if you scold them they will cry.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130927094546.htm
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeSep 28th 2013
     
    Ie...s

    Better than HS2 surely why travel when you don't have to.

    The Reality of Robot Surrogates.

    http://spectrum.ieee.org/robotics/humanoids/the-reality-of-robot-surrogates
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    Getting the surrogate into body positions one can't achieve oneself would be - interesting.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeSep 29th 2013
     
    Telepresence and surrogate bodies will be big business within 30 years even virtual reality will be perfected to a believable state.

    As more people do their shopping online work will be watching from your home that all is going well with automation and any maintenance needed can be done by engineers using surrogate bodies from their tropical island paradise.

    Just think no traffic jams, indeed why travel yourself when you can be at the south pole or at the top of a mountain or even in low earth orbit.

    All it needs is great bandwidth and proper mind induction and you won't really be able to tell the difference.

    Even your diet can be 'virtual' you might actually be eating a medical 'gruel' but as taste is mostly smell seeing a delicious feast and smelling it with maybe some extra chemicals to stimulate your brain every meal will be ambrosia.

    The only trouble is that the population could decrease as people prefer surrogate or virtual sex to the old fashioned biological type.

    Owning cars or houses will be unnecessary all people will need is a good floatation tank and virtually they would be 'driving' the poshest cars and 'live' in palaces.

    The matrix heaven and no global warming.
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    A simulation within a simulation?

    So, instead of turtles all the way down, it's nested simulations.....
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    So the surrogate controls a surrogate which...and so on ad infinitum