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Old 06-13-2015, 05:26 PM
 
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Why have a robot when you can have a pillow?

Dude... because robot battles are superior to pillow fights. Everybody knows that.
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Old 06-13-2015, 05:28 PM
 
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Dude... because robot battles are superior to pillow fights. Everybody knows that.
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Old 06-13-2015, 05:28 PM
 
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The Japanese engineers are at the forefront of robots and AI and I've always felt a certain revulsion about it..... there's some think tank out there that came out with some study that talked about things that mimicked human behavior and as it got closer to "us" there was a certain kind of revulsion factor that came into it... it was a fascinating study and as far as I know someone won some kind of award in psychology or something along those lines.....If I give a F enough I might dig it up....

So, long answer aside... no... I have no interest in a robot replacing a human female... the thought alone is horrifying and Stepford wife material....

I'll take fallible women over robots any day........ by a long shot...
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In some ways I think it would be a good idea.
After all there are guys that can't find a woman that he can trust , so that is an alternative.
It seems that there are women that only want a man's pay check, and a good roll in the hay, and take orders like a robot so they'd be happy.
On the other hand if you want kids you just program a test tube baby on demand.
Or have a robot one so you can just shut it off so you can ignore it, to go play.
Doesn't that fit this present society ?
This is a tough topic on which to come to a firm conclusion. On the one hand, our society has already gone pretty far into the proverbial looking glass in the communications realm, so we might as well go all the way to fully functioning AI. On the other hand, relationships with robots seem kind of creepy but I could just be getting set in my ways.
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Old 06-13-2015, 05:34 PM
 
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Or battlebots, who remembers this show?

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Old 06-13-2015, 05:39 PM
 
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First thing I think of is those robot pets you can get. Does anyone really feel loved by them? Would anyone really want one of those instead of a "real" loving dog? Or is it just a novelty that when you get down to it, feels the same as a toy? I think it would be about the same really--no different than today's robot pets or sex toys.
The only good thing about a robot dog would be there is no need to clean up dog mess from the lawn, nor look at the unsightly brown spots from their pee.
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Old 06-13-2015, 05:42 PM
 
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Why have a robot when you can have a pillow?
The look on that older man's face is priceless and the woman next to him appears like she can't even stomach looking at the guy with the pillow. Hilarious!
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Old 06-13-2015, 05:43 PM
 
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The only good thing about a robot dog would be there is no need to clean up dog mess from the lawn, nor look at the unsightly brown spots from their pee.
You are rights. And no "out" means no "in" either. I spend about $100 per month on my dog for food. Wouldn't give her (or another "real" dog) up for that though.
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Old 06-13-2015, 05:46 PM
 
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I'm sure it can work for someone mentally ill.
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Old 06-13-2015, 05:53 PM
 
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I really liked that movie a lot, however no I would not want a robot. I prefer a human woman, flaws and all.
A perhaps unlikely but possible scenario - The robot is subjected to lightning or another intense power surge and develops a personality above and beyond its programming. Said robot may suddenly reject the flawed human being as too inferior to itself ... or the robot develops a preference for other robots. In the animated TV series Futurama robots and humans never mingled romantically.
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Old 06-13-2015, 05:54 PM
 
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You can always make it work

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