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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Here Is The Robot That Will One Day Hunt Us Down Like We Are Vermin - Boston Dynamics scientist?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wE3fmFTtP9g

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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I get to use a word in its true sense: Awesome.

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi bobbym,

Make sure you dust off your lasso. It doesn't look like it would take much to bring one down.

Maybe they could make a friendly dog version so that our streets will be left free of poop.

Bob

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi Bob;

I am a little rusty with the lasso so I will use a bazooka.

Oh yes, if that cursed thing shows its skinny legs around here it will surely meet an unfortunate end.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.**

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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But what if it has these hands: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KxjVlaLBmk

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

That is an amazing display of dexterity.

Now this is just darn spooky.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvbAqw0sk6M

The question is various companies are devloping robots that will be stronger, faster, more agile and who knows, probably soon to be smarter. What purpose will man serve?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.**

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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From somewhere: "The factory of the future will be staffed with a man and a dog. The man's job is to feed the dog. The dog's job is to keep the man away from the machines."

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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The man's job is to feed the dog.

The one task that man is perfectly suited for.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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The man feel feed the dog in what way exactly?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Man is the only creature obsessed with wiping himself out. The automation they are planning on is the major reason the entire US workforce is out of a job.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

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**philandy****Member**- Registered: 2013-06-10
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I agree, bobbym. However, I look at it slightly differently. Extinction for us will probably be from a lazy researcher who says "whoops."

What I don't understand is why prices are so high for so many things that have become heavily automated, like cars or milk. Also, why are we paying $2-3 for boxes of dried starches? Half of stores are made up of variants of that, seems completely stupid.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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so high for so many things that have become heavily automated, like cars or milk.

Typical. They told us that at least the prices would plummet when we lost out jobs or took pay cuts. Guess what? They didn't.

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