Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Next Level

I made such a big deal out of running. Look at the Japanese! They've transcended actual marathons by inventing robots to do it for them. The robots are programmed to grow increasingly cranky from mile 20 onwards and to shuffle post-event for several days.
via Drudge Report

9 comments:

Armando Torre said...

Damn those dirty robots! They are taking our jobs!

But seriously, I've often wondered what will happen when we have artificial intelligence and robots doing all our tasks. I can't help but think "Wall-Eeeee".

John P. McCann said...

That darn machine on Jeopardy is leading the charge.

Armando Torre said...

I happened to catch a report about that from the Daily Show. The take over is beginning, haha.

John P. McCann said...

Skynet has become aware.

Luke said...

Yeah, but who uses sky net?

John P. McCann said...

Nerd machines—the worst kind.

Armando Torre said...

How often do you get people saying to you "you should write a story about that", John? Hehe.

John P. McCann said...

We must construct a new generation of machines but build in a lack of ambition.

Keeper said...

Sounds like Marvin, the Paranoid Android.