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    Robots are just getting creepier.
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    Yep they certainly are,

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    I want one. The coolness and elegance surely is a hit.
    At least it doesn't need to be fed and doesn't poo everywhere and I could train it to fetch a beer and fend off unwanted visitors.

    What's shown in Tiny's video is REALLY creepy.
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    Want!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nomeat View Post
    What's shown in Tiny's video is REALLY creepy.
    Yes, it reminds me of Hillary Clinton.
    All the actions are scripted to fool the audience while it secretly wants to take over the world and it doesn't have a brain. The robot is creepy too.

    Welcome to the uncanny valley!
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    This is more like it, lol.

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    The disturbing part is that you kind of feel sorry for the robot when they abuse them.
    It's like feeling sorry for your car because you make it carry you places.
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    ^^ no I don't feel sorry for them, they're robots, that would be anthropomorphic or is it something else when referring to robots.
    I ride horses with defined consideration. If you don't confine your consideration you won't ride.

    I do like the way they are building in passive response scenarios into their programming for what most would think are unlikely of unforeseen situations, yet can happen & the bot needs to have the ability to recover physically in those scenarios or be relegated to useless.
    The augmented speech with swearing is a good chuckle; I like the way they think, I'd have a bot like that for sure.
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    I need to work on my psychopathy more Tiny.
    My instinctive response is to feel sorry, or rather it's more like a sense of unfairness.
    If it was a human, my first response would be humor (that seems wrong) and then feel sorry for them after the action.

    With the machine it wasn't funny and the sympathy (maybe that's the correct description for it) kicked in first.
    Then it was funny. And I think the humour comes from that anthropomorphisation or rather that I actually do it when I think my default should be the other way.


    But it is an interesting question.
    What would it take to make you sympathetic towards a machine?

    I think it would take a lot consciously, but I can see instinctively I'm easily fooled in the moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trash View Post
    I need to work on my psychopathy more Tiny.
    are you saying I'm a psychopath & a better one than you? rofl
    Pot calling the kettle black.
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    Have you don't the dark triad test Tiny ??


    lets find out.
    I'll redo the test since it's been a while since I last did it. It always makes me laugh, especially when I am honest with my answers.

    It would amuse me to see how damaged other austech members are.
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    Oh... my results have changed since the last time I did the test.
    I'm more psychopathic and less machiavellian, and narcissism hasn't changed.


    I take pride in my machiavellanism. I need to find more victims to practice on, I'm slipping.
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    It appears we are similar except I'm a bit more Narcissistic than you.
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    Heheheh.... and I'm supposed to be the bad guy here <evil laugh>
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    I'm a machiavellian psychopath (mostly) or so the test claims.
    Not sure if that's a good or a bad thing

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    When you score high on all three, you should get a pit and start a skin collection
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    OK Tiny, I found the cure for my sympathy for these robots.
    Now I want to destroy them all.

    The cure was watching Black Mirror - Metalhead.


    It is Boston Dynamics dog + Terminator. They're relentless killing machines and I'm stocking up on shot gun cartridges now.
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    Lol, ^^^ that was funny.
    Shotgun maybe for the little ones, but I reckon a modified taser for the big ones, problem is they can run really fast & the sand flea can jump 10m high.

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    ah shit man... I was just picturing the post robocalypse where I've build a robot proof fortress.
    I was building it in my mind with some pretty cool stuff that would make robot hell look like a kids playground.


    Several levels of what I call the "robot moat" the end result of which is that the robot is turning into something resembling shredded aluminium foil.
    But that 10m jumping robot is a serious concern.I had to ramp up my imaginary efforts. As long as they weren't aware of the tar pits (literally) they would pose a serious threat in terms of monkey's with typewriters.

    How much resources can the robots throw at you? This is not to assume that they are just robot missiles programmed and sent by humans, rather that the robots are self sufficient.

    What is interesting given that scenario, I've come to realise that the humans would have to go on the offensive. Strategic defenses would be pointless, like digging trenches it just makes you a sitting target. No wonder skynet is trying to kill me, I've got some pretty cool ideas for fvcking up tech.
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