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« on: January 22, 2009, 04:52:53 AM »

Comment from one of the first 450 to
receive the i-Limb:

''All I have to do is imagine picking something up or gripping it and the fingers and thumb move automatically.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,481092,00.html

http://www.foxnews.com/photoessay/0,4644,6334,00.html

iLimb?
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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2009, 07:06:08 AM »

>iLimb

you check to see if the domain was available?

saw the video clip yesterday. really impressive.  i have a long-standing sidebar interest in the state of prosthetic limbs, ecto-skeletons, and 'assistance/attendant' robotics. we've come a long way in the last 20 years.
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2009, 09:18:10 AM »

... and I think the next 10 are going to be almost frighteningly cool. With the advent of miniscule terraflop computers, smaller and smaller sensors, actuators and comm lines, I think we're going to see Darth like capabilities sooner rather than later.

Great link Eki.
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2009, 09:35:02 AM »

>frighteningly

Yes, as in the 'Terminator Scenario' kind of frightening

re medical:
Watch the brain implants and brain scan conversion to processes. The robotics are very nearly done, already more than acceptable for many tasks. It's the controller interface that's the big problem now.

Of note: the new brain controlled toys coming out like
http://i.gizmodo.com/5124430/mind-flex-like-basketball-for-your-brain
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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2009, 09:49:35 AM »

2012 man. its the singularity coming.
your robot hand will kill you!
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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2009, 11:15:57 AM »

waiting for the auto erobotic comment... Jackoff

.... proud of you guys for not going there right away... this is WICKED cool along about 2001 they had that blind guy that could see like SUPER LOW REZ dot matrix 3d layout
of hard edges enough to navigate around an office and shake a hand by
wiring straight into his brain whatever became of that?


What of nerve interfaces as well then those robotic arms on the mars rovers could help you
to feel textures, etc, underwater exploration, remote robotic arms as well...

This really is cool.

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0YUG/is_/ai_n18609498


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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2009, 11:21:21 AM »

here is a picture of it, ganglia thingie and all


* jerry cyborg computer aided sight.png (104.59 KB, 255x184 - viewed 221 times.)
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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2009, 11:42:33 AM »

>blind guy that could see like SUPER LOW REZ dot matrix 3d layout

There was (an earlier?) one where they put a servo actuated push-pin grid on the blind man's back and taught the brain to see using skin nerves rather than a ganglia insert.  ULTRA-low dot matrix and 2d, but it worked. Sort of 'shadow silhouette view.'

>erobotic

Check that domain? (ilimb is gone, btw)
That's probably going to be the first front of mass adoption.  Medical assistance will benefit from the tech, of course, just as porn has driven photo/video dev ...as well as a more-than-significant portion of today's web tech.


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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2009, 04:09:39 PM »

Zappos: from the moment you put your order in and it is submitted to the time the box is on the dock12 minutes.

Damn!

Autonomous robots pick the orders (and slowly rearrange the warehouse to the most time-efficient stock placement)

http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/01/retailrobots.html

(This adds a diabolical twist to the Terminator Scenario ...robots are just going to displace everyone and we'll starve. Smart bastards, staging a bloodless coup.)
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« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2009, 04:30:55 PM »

see. I am chosing to be not so apocalyptic about the whole thing. Mostly because we are fucked if they really do take over and there is no point in worrying about it, like nuclear war.

So. instead I think the robots will instead take over ALL the jobs, and be grateful that we gave them life, allowing us to pursue creative avenues, and things we enjoy. We will return to a world where the "hand made" has value, because it was made with care.
People will have restaurants where the food is free, but the cook will only cook for 10 people that day.
You could live in a standard house, but the inside will be created by artisans who do it because they can.

IE. startrek.

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« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2009, 06:11:46 PM »

Sweet colitas they must have growing up there in the hills above Phoenix old man. Swweeeeeeeet.

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« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2009, 07:17:48 AM »

Sweet colitas they must have growing up there in the hills above Phoenix old man. Swweeeeeeeet.

lol.. not enough daylight that far north....
... maybe with some northern artificial lights ... ROFLMAO

@therobofactorylink:

Notice the human left doing all the working and moving is the one with the sweet
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cOOlita.

"you stand in one spot and they come to you" she said, not  realizing her size 2 would soon give way to the WALL-E / Pixar projection of the future.

That we become sedentary and overweight with huge screens in front of us while we let the robots do all the pesky walking.

....cut to 10 years later, the manager and one employee are left in the warehouse, both obese talking about the new robotic assisted button pushing fingers are so much better than lifting their arms up off of their hover chairs so they dont have to 'do so much pesky button pushing.'



 
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« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2009, 07:35:55 AM »

I really hope that by that point, I can have my body look exactly how I want it to look. No surgery or whatever, if I don't like the body I have I can just replace it entirely. Granted, the cost should be fairly prohibitive. It should cost at least as much as a car for a new body.
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