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Wed Oct 8, 2014, 04:48 AM

Meet Aiko Chihira, Android

Meet Miss Aiko Chihira, Toshiba's Lifelike Android
Marco Foronda China Topix Oct 08, 2014



Toshiba Corporation announced Tuesday it had built a lifelike communication android that will be showcased at CEATEC JAPAN 2014 from October 7 to 11.

The communication android can move its arms and hands effortlessly and perform Japanese sign language for visitors.

The android prototype is the company's effort to develop a service robot that can assist people in the fields of welfare and healthcare.

The android is a "woman" named Aiko Chihira. She's friendly; has blinking eyes and wears a warm smile...MORE
http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/14987/20141008/communication-android.htm



Published on Oct 7, 2014

Soon androids and robots will make most work obsolete. What is the plan for the people these droids replace? Is there one?

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nationalize the fed Oct 2014 OP
nationalize the fed Oct 2014 #1
Skidmore Oct 2014 #2
nationalize the fed Oct 2014 #7
lpbk2713 Oct 2014 #3
Rex Oct 2014 #4
Johonny Oct 2014 #5
kentauros Oct 2014 #6

Response to nationalize the fed (Original post)

Wed Oct 8, 2014, 07:28 PM

1. ^ Rumor has it that this droid is a vegan

you can tell by the skin tone

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Response to nationalize the fed (Original post)

Wed Oct 8, 2014, 07:30 PM

2. Did you ever watch that movie, "Surrogates?"

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Comes to mind about now.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 8, 2014, 08:05 PM

7. Haven't seen that, I'll check it out

this was the first thing that came to mind:

"Be Right Back" Black Mirror Season 2, Episode 1 with Hayley Atwell



Black Mirror is one of the best tv shows ever created. Mind blowing. Riveting. The future is broken.

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Response to nationalize the fed (Original post)

Wed Oct 8, 2014, 07:31 PM

3. Her hands were modeled after Ann Coultergeist's






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Response to nationalize the fed (Original post)

Wed Oct 8, 2014, 07:32 PM

4. This isn't the droid you're looking for.

 

Move on.

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Response to nationalize the fed (Original post)

Wed Oct 8, 2014, 07:44 PM

5. There is no plan for the future

The GOP are arguing with solutions straight out of the 19th century. Do you think they have a plan for the 21st? Look at the lethargic response the GOP has had to NSA. We are trying 19th century checks and balances in a world where information moves at a pace simple not imagined even 40-50 years ago. Do you think they can handle a future with a robotic workforce that will require massive societal infrastructure to prevent rampant poverty for the masses? I know I don't.

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Wed Oct 8, 2014, 07:53 PM

6. "Midas World" is one possible outcome.

Midas World by Frederick Pohl.


And "Idiocracy" is the other possible outcome

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