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HOLY SHIT! .. I love the future!

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by KiFe, Mar 19, 2002.

  1. KiFe

    KiFe TRIBE Member

    Taken from http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/020319/168/19xte.html

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    how cool is this shit!? I love all the cool little toys that come out in the future. The future ROOLS!

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  2. mingster

    mingster TRIBE Member

    Yes, the future rules.
    Until artificial intelligence and clones take over, and they decide they have no use for humans...seems bleak. :(

    Ming.
     
  3. bucky

    bucky TRIBE Member

    thats awesome! technology is great.....

    when it comes down in price and we can afford all the cool toys
     
  4. poker face

    poker face TRIBE Member

    Check this shit!

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    taken from cnn:
    http://www.cnn.com/2002/TECH/ptech/03/19/sony.robot.ap/index.html

    TOKYO, Japan (AP) -- The newest Sony Corp. family member has a photographic memory, an extensive vocabulary and a jukebox-like knowledge of music.

    He also comes with a clunky, sci-fi name and a price tag resembling that of a luxury car.

    The silver, round-eyed "SDR-4X" humanoid robot was unveiled Tuesday and will go on sale later this year. Sony Corp. would not say much more about its plans for the 23-inch tall robot.

    "This robot was designed to live with people in homes," said Toshitada Doi, Sony executive vice president.

    For that, the robot has sensors on the bottom of its feet to help it walk on uneven surfaces such as carpeting and has been programmed to tumble without falling apart and then get up on its own, Doi said.

    The SDR-4X is an upgraded version of a humanoid robot shown about a year ago. It has two cameras to see things better, including being able to tell the difference between the edge of a table and the patterns on the floor. That has been a challenge for another Sony product, the puppy-shaped robot Aibo, which has only one camera.

    The new robot will be considerably more expensive than Aibo, which already has sold more than 100,000 units worldwide. The latest Aibo model sells for $1,400 in Japan and $1,500 in the United States.

    "This robot will be cost as much as one car, a luxury car," Doi said.

    For that money, the SDR-4X can carry on simple conversations with its 60,000-word vocabulary, recognize color, dodge obstacles in its path and even sing once programmed with music and lyrics.

    Recognizes people
    The robot also can be programmed to recognize 10 people through their faces, stored as digital images shot with its camera, and their voices, picked up through seven microphones. It also will remember their names.


    A group of SDR-4X, the latest humanoid robots by Sony, perform a dance during an unveiling in Tokyo.
    In a demonstration, the robot sang in harmony, shaking its hips and waving its arms in tempo. It also balanced itself on a surfboard tilting at various angles.

    Sony is one of several Japanese companies beefing up their robot divisions. Entertainment robots have become a fad in gadget-loving Japan, with toy makers coming out with cheaper imitations.

    Honda Motor Co. has developed a walking robot called "Asimo" that greets visitors at showrooms and recently rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, which has focused on industrial robots, sold two entertainment robots to a museum. They talk with children, play simple games and draw pictures. Mitsubishi will not disclose their price but said their development cost $1.5 million.

    Yaskawa Electric Corp., which supplies robots to auto assembly lines, has developed a $105,000 bed-shaped robot that can help rehabilitation patients who need to strengthen their legs.
     
  5. Subsonic Chronic

    Subsonic Chronic TRIBE Member

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    Wait a minute... Statue of Liberty... that was OUR planet!

    Damn you!!! DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL!!!

    All apes aside, that is some wicked technology.

    Pete
     
  6. matty

    matty TRIBE Member

    Also in future related news today. Some company has come up with technology that actually projects a display right on your retina. In the future there will be no TV or monitors, what you watch will just be broadcast on the surface of your eye.

    Eyesight of the future is here
     
  7. Karim

    Karim TRIBE Member

    I used to watch Beyond 2000 back in the day on discovery channel, and they showed this pair of glasses, that you would put on, then take a nap. When you would go into REM, a little sensor would pick that up, and blink a little light that would wake you up just enough to control your dream.

    When I saw that, I was like "WOAH!!!!!!!!!!"

    But that was a long time ago, and I never heard of such a contraption on the market. Hmmm :(

    :) <------ Wants to control his dreams
    Karim
     
  8. Booty Bits

    Booty Bits TRIBE Member

    karim,
    there are other ways to trigger lucid dreaming...
    some of which don't require any contraptions...

    you can find alot of books on the subject
    heres one for instance:
    Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming
     
  9. labRat

    labRat TRIBE Member

    vapourware nothing more, nothing less. 'cept that sony robot - that's just plain wikked.

    a lot of shit comes out of those shows and not many of them make it to market. it's a shame sometimes.

    --craig
     
  10. JayIsBored

    JayIsBored TRIBE Member

    can it correct improper grammar?
     
  11. kat

    kat TRIBE Member

    sentence fragment

    byebye
    kait
     
  12. JayIsBored

    JayIsBored TRIBE Member

    shut up YOUR face.
     
  13. kat

    kat TRIBE Member

    *shifty eyes*

    conserve battery power

    byebye
    kait
     
  14. djcheezwhiz

    djcheezwhiz TRIBE Member

    & turn us into batteries after we scorch the sky :)

    jc
     
  15. JayIsBored

    JayIsBored TRIBE Member

    is that reference from spaceballs?
     
  16. djcheezwhiz

    djcheezwhiz TRIBE Member

    we're going plaid!!! (no, but this one is :D )

    jc
     
  17. Guest

    Guest Guest

    That show had a clearly labelled expiry date.
     
  18. SlipperyPete

    SlipperyPete TRIBE Member

    Linguo is mourning @ this thread.
     
  19. SUNKIST

    SUNKIST TRIBE Member

    i hate every ape that i see...from chimpan A to chimpan Z...
     
  20. Jeffsus

    Jeffsus TRIBE Member

    Soon they will have internet on computers, too.

    -jM
    A&D
     

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