Pony Party: Robots

An optimistic fanciful and interesting view of robots…..

A slightly darker yet still funny view of robots…..

Kraftwerk!!!! I liked them in high school, I don’t exactly remember why.

Did you think we were going to have an involved and intricate ethical/philosophical discussion about the de-humanizing and potentially oppressive impact of technology on humanity???? Don’t be silly.

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Hang out, chit chat and then go read some of the excellent offering on our recent and rec’d list.

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  1. I am pretty robotic till I have had a few cups of coffee.

  2. as things that exist in the physical world only.  

    It really is a question of automation and the same concepts that work in the real world work in the cyberworld, sometimes better in fact — since you don’t have annoying and entirely arbitrary facts of life such as “gravity” to deal with.  In the cyberworld you can create entirely novel “laws of nature”.  To programmers all data is just ones and zeroes no matter where it comes from after all.

    As far as applying some of the experimental concepts of real world robotry to the cyberworld, I have been very interested in some of the experiements into flocking behavior where you have many small robots that combine to do a task.  Oh, yes, there’s distributed computing, but it’s primitive….

    Oh, sorry .. we weren’t going for involved and intricate!  My bad, LOL.

    • pfiore8 on January 12, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    and you’ll have to evolve this into a discussion… my way of seeing the future always relies on futuristic and sci fi-type writers who, as far as i can tell, have been pretty accurate in their depictions. Like Orwell, HG Wells, Clark et al.

    and we know a few things about humans. we also know there is some truth to this expression:

    apples never fall far from the tree

  3. by that darker view.

    I’m on a one-woman campaign to get everyone to turn off their teevee news channels, ban their cable, or drop-kick their teevees out the nearest window. Or at least, if they can, put the “parent lock” on the BS news channels.

    I don’t know how effective that is, but I think the cable or satellite operators can see that. Seems like a good place to start, if you’re not willing to banish them from your home altogether.

    On a lighter note, we almost had meltdown here the other night, when the SO went to watch the Ohio State/LSU game and realized it was on FAUX, which we have blocked.

    HAA! He MADE me give up the code. I think I’m going to have to find a way to use that as some kind of bargaining chip, the next time he starts touting Hillary’s virtues. Man, wodda fascinating household it’s been lately 😉

  4. Love the video clips!  Especially that second one 🙂

    Stupid Robots!

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