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krisi
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year of the robots?
krisi   1/3/2014 1:32:10 PM
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Another interesting post about robots...will 2014 be a robots year? Due to progress in sensors and electronics they seem to come down to reasonable sizes and managable (probably still too large) power consumption...Kris

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Susan Rambo   1/3/2014 3:10:52 PM
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@krisi, will 2014 be a robots year? Issac Asimov supposedly predicted 2014 would be the year of robots, smartphones, etc.

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Susan Rambo   1/3/2014 3:26:13 PM
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Apparently Issac Asimov made predictions in New York Times in 1964 for a world's fair about what the 2014 world's fair would be like. Here's an excerpt:

"Robots will neither be common nor very good in 2014, but they will be in existence. The I.B.M. exhibit at the present fair has no robots but it is dedicated to computers, which are shown in all their amazing complexity, notably in the task of translating Russian into English. If machines are that smart today, what may not be in the works 50 years hence? It will be such computers, much miniaturized, that will serve as the "brains" of robots. In fact, the I.B.M. building at the 2014 World's Fair may have, as one of its prime exhibits, a robot housemaid*large, clumsy, slow- moving but capable of general picking-up, arranging, cleaning and manipulation of various appliances. It will undoubtedly amuse the fairgoers to scatter debris over the floor in order to see the robot lumberingly remove it and classify it into "throw away" and "set aside." (Robots for gardening work will also have made their appearance.) General Electric at the 2014 World's Fair will be showing 3-D movies of its "Robot of the Future," neat and streamlined, its cleaning appliances built in and performing all tasks briskly. (There will be a three-hour wait in line to see the film, for some things never change.) " --Issac Asimov, 1964, New York Times

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Max The Magnificent   1/3/2014 3:28:57 PM
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@Susan:Issac Asimov supposedly predicted 2014 would be the year of robots, smartphones, etc.

Did you see my blog Introducing REX: The Brain for Robots?

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Max The Magnificent   1/3/2014 3:30:04 PM
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@Susan: Apparently Issac Asimov made predictions in New York Times in 1964 for a world's fair about what the 2014 world's fair would be like. Here's an excerpt...

You beat me to the punch -- A friend pointed me at ths ijust this morning and I was planning on wrating a blog about it (sad face)

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Susan Rambo   1/3/2014 3:38:27 PM
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Oh, sorry Max. Please still write a blog about it. I'd be curious to know what you have to say about it.

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Susan Rambo   1/3/2014 3:39:21 PM
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Yes, I did see that blog, Max.  Interesting.

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Max The Magnificent   1/3/2014 3:39:47 PM
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@Susan: Please still write a blog about it. I'd be curious to know what you have to say about it.

Too late -- now I'm sulking (LOL)

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Max The Magnificent   1/3/2014 3:41:16 PM
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@Susan: Yes, I did see that blog, Max.  Interesting.

Make sure to tell all your friends :-)

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krisi   1/3/2014 5:39:53 PM
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thank you Susan...amazingly enough he did it 1964! I should check what else he predicted...Kris

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