May 30, 2013

Robot knows what you are about to do.

Serves you better.

27 comments:

Mitch H. said...

Calling betamax3000...

Pogo said...

I would spend most of my time faking it out.

rhhardin said...

They need one to assist cats.

Mark O said...

Creepy. Very creepy.

Tibore said...

One step closer to the Skynet apocalypse. One day they're serving you beer, the next day: Terminator.

wyo sis said...

What Pogo said.
Can it learn as you fake it out? Does it get all snarky and sarcastic?

rhhardin said...

Google search bar is the same sort of thing.

Stupidity with a vast frequency database.

Mary Beth said...

Why are so many anti-technology people commenting on "Wired"? Do they read it just to know what they are supposed to hate next?

A robot like that would be awesome for old people (or anyone) with some physical infirmaries who still want to live on their own.

Tibore said...

wyo sis said...
Can it learn as you fake it out? Does it get all snarky and sarcastic?


I'd program it to go all passive aggressive. "What? You changed your mind and didn't want it..."

Pogo said...

It would be great if occasionally the robot would slap you in the back of the head. Just so's you don't get complacent.

Or maybe it could be like Inspector Clouseau's butler Cato, and lay traps for you.

phx said...

@Mitch H beat me to it. I speculate it's an Althouse nod to him.

Astro said...

I thought that's what girlfriends are for.

Mitchell the Bat said...

"Have you ever dreamed of owning a personal robot servant to pour your beers for you?"

No, of course not.

What a stupid question.

Hopefully the robot copywriters of the future will do better.

Mitchell the Bat said...

Besides, in the future we all know that it'll be the humans who serve the robots.

We'll not be serving them beer, but rather, hot chocolate.

virgil xenophon said...

I'm reminded of that supreme exemplar of Latin machismo Fernando Lamas, when newly married to Arlene Dahl and sitting at the kitchen-table within arms-length of the refrigerator, and asking Arlene to get him a beer. "Get it yourself," she replied. "Why should I move across the room when your right next to it?" "That's what I have you for, " replied Lamas. LOL.

virgil xenophon said...

*"you're" geesh.

edutcher said...

Are we talking the new, improved Microsoft Bob?

EMD said...

Why do you promote this kind of pornography?

betamax3000 said...

I ain't gonna work on Robot's farm no more
No, I aint gonna work on Robot's farm no more
Well, I wake up in the morning
Fold my hands and pray for rain
I got a head full of Robots
That are drivin' me insane
It's a shame the way Robot makes the Comments Pour
I ain't gonna work on Robot's farm no more.

bpm4532 said...

I'll only get worried if the robot cuts me off!

phx said...

Why do you promote this kind of pornography?

I'd like to see a poll asking what kind of pornography we would like Althouse to promote.

( ) S&M with cons portrayed in S position, libs in M.
( ) S&M with libs portrayed in M position, cons in M.
( ) Pics of Hoover in a dress
( ) Fake pics of Bachmann and Coulter going at it

Ann Althouse said...

If you want to make a poll where people can actually vote, go here:

http://pollcode.com

Then link to your poll in the comments.

phx said...

Well that's interesting.

Crunchy Frog said...

Researchers at Cornell University have programmed a robot that can predict what you’re about to do and offer up a helping hand. Using a Microsoft Kinect sensor, the robot watches your body movements.

For one thing, having a robot watching me jack off creeps me out. And I certainly don't want it lending me a helping hand.

Well, maybe one of the fembots from the Kia commercials...

Mitch H. said...

I ain't gonna work on Robot's farm no more

Uh-oh, betamax3000's gone electric.

Mitch H. said...

( ) S&M with libs portrayed in M position, cons in M.

That sounds like a non-viable relationship:

M1: "Hurt me, I'm a bad boy!"
M2: "You first, I've been worse!"

Palladian said...

Who drinks beer out of a coffee cup?