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Old 03-15-2011, 01:27 PM
 
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I mean a human appearing robot who walks, talks, has a memory, has a brainlike contraption inside of her her, who can debate or argue with you if that's what you want,
you know... I'm going to go out on a limb here and predict that will not be a popular option. I'd imagine this would sell faster than the newest apple product... the first model won't cook, the next one will, the one after that will be double jointed... man, the opportunities are incredible!

Just tripped across this forum during lunch and had to join... this is GREAT!
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Old 03-15-2011, 09:59 PM
 
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I mean a human appearing robot who walks, talks, has a memory, has a brainlike contraption inside of her her, who can debate or argue with you if that's what you want, who can work for a living, who will be legally allowed to marry you by 2050 says the author.

Who is created because of and in demand due to the pickiness and spoiled attitude (according to the author) of the women who were rejecting the good men for them in favor of superficial boys and or were choosing to be alone due to anti male propaganda.

This is not a science fiction book.
Oh, then that's different then what I was thinking. Reminds me of the "Twilight Zone" where they had like 2 shows that were about human-like robots that I can think of now.
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:06 PM
 
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Reminds me of Davecat and his creep relationship with his dolls.
Love me, love my doll
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Minneeeesoootah
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HHHMMMMM A life-like robot that will have sex when you want, how you want, that has a mute button. Any way they could up that date to say.......tomorrow?

It would be like anything else, works great but I wish it were better. People are never content, thats why we keep trying to make things better/new and improved.
Yes, that sounds good, just make 'HIM' bigger than the average guy.
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:17 PM
 
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welcome to CD ...
2050 who will know it??? I dont care , I can not alive so long !!!
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:54 PM
 
Location: in your dreams
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I saw a documentary on TLC or one of those cable networks about "real life dolls". And there was a guy who had a relationship with a life sized doll.
Like that movie "Lars and the Real Girl" aka The Notebook: 2, lol


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eivm8o07e0I
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:29 PM
 
Location: New Zealand and Australia
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welcome to CD ...
2050 who will know it??? I dont care , I can not alive so long !!!
Broken english rocks
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Welcome!

First of all, if and when such a robot does come out (and it will at some point), it will be so blindingly expensive, only the super wealthy will be able to afford it. There is a company out there that already makes custom love dolls (inanimate of course) that look eerily like a real human and whey what a human would (around 120lbs). They feature joints and the whole works. They also start at $6,000 and can go upwards of $10,000. I can't link to the site obviously but the company is called Real Doll and some of the questions in the FAQ section on their site are quite hilarious and a little frightening.

Second of all, it still won't replace real human relationships. Human minds are always changing and growing through daily experiences. This is what causes maturity and real relationships grow and evolve as well as bonds between two people to strengthen or weaken. I would imagine that a "relationship" with a robot would become quite dull very quickly as a robot would lack these qualities of a real human mind. They would just be running off of programming day after day and artificial intelligence is still light years away from matching human intelligence so most likely none of us will be seeing artificial humans within our lifetimes.

Third of all, if they ever did become affordable, then these things could put the porn industry out of business and cause all sorts of socialogical problems.

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Old 03-16-2011, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Wu Dang Mountain
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Welcome Walt.

Funny thing about human time-lines - they're either incredibly naive or profoundly pessimistic...

  • "We'll have a man on the Moon by the end of the decade" - yeah, that worked.
  • Flying cars aka Popular Mechanics / Popular Science magazines - still waiting
  • "Peace on Earth, Goodwill toward Men" - still waiting
  • "Personal computers will never be a very large market" - uh-huh...

I think the biggest problem will be acceptance of these units as legitimate companions. People tend to be fascinated by, yet repulsed by, anything that resembles themselves. Inferiority complexes will blossom, pshrinks will have a booming job market, and the repair, maintenance and aftermarket niches for these things will explode. Think apps for iPhones.

By 2050? Entirely possible. We have the technology - we can make them bigger, better and sexier. Ethically, morally and legally? That might be a tougher nut to crack (no pun intended) - it might end up being like pot smoking - millions will do it, but mainly off the radar so as not to draw the ire of those who misunderstand and will not accept such actions.
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Welcome Walt.

Funny thing about human time-lines - they're either incredibly naive or profoundly pessimistic...

  • "We'll have a man on the Moon by the end of the decade" - yeah, that worked.
  • Flying cars aka Popular Mechanics / Popular Science magazines - still waiting
  • "Peace on Earth, Goodwill toward Men" - still waiting
  • "Personal computers will never be a very large market" - uh-huh...

I think the biggest problem will be acceptance of these units as legitimate companions. People tend to be fascinated by, yet repulsed by, anything that resembles themselves. Inferiority complexes will blossom, pshrinks will have a booming job market, and the repair, maintenance and aftermarket niches for these things will explode. Think apps for iPhones.

By 2050? Entirely possible. We have the technology - we can make them bigger, better and sexier. Ethically, morally and legally? That might be a tougher nut to crack (no pun intended) - it might end up being like pot smoking - millions will do it, but mainly off the radar so as not to draw the ire of those who misunderstand and will not accept such actions.
Inferiorority complexes is right! People could never live up to machines in the sack.
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