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Sun Mar 22, 2015, 01:53 PM

Future robotics: Think self-fixing bridges; shoes that optimize for walking, running; camouflaging c

Future robotics: Think self-fixing bridges; shoes that optimize for walking, running; camouflaging cars

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Advances in materials science, distributed algorithms and manufacturing processes are revolutionizing robotic materials. Prosthetics with a realistic sense of touch. Bridges that detect and repair their own damage. Vehicles with camouflaging capabilities. Advances in materials science, distributed algorithms and manufacturing processes are bringing all of these things closer to reality every day.



Camouflaged cars. What a wonderful idea. NOT!

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Reply Future robotics: Think self-fixing bridges; shoes that optimize for walking, running; camouflaging c (Original post)
Panich52 Mar 2015 OP
Newest Reality Mar 2015 #1
phantom power Mar 2015 #2
Newest Reality Mar 2015 #3
ret5hd Mar 2015 #4
Fumesucker Mar 2015 #5
Panich52 Mar 2015 #6

Response to Panich52 (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 02:02 PM

1. I can't wait until

they invent a way for many of us to have money to buy basic necessities and a way to have a secure and comfortable place to live.

Do they have the algorithms for that, yet?

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Response to Newest Reality (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 02:55 PM

2. We could do that now. But the greed-heads are in charge.

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Response to phantom power (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 03:10 PM

3. Yup!

I used to wonder and marvel at new technological advances and they would inspire me to think of a better future.

In my old age, now that there is nothing left, it comes down to a question that is like a sliver in my mind: For who?

The movie, Elysium, captured the distribution of much of the new technology well.

With the waves of new automation and robotics coming in, many of us, (including some professionals) will become obsolete as workers. That means we need a much different economy, (Guaranteed Basic Income, for instance) or its all to hell in a handbag. Either most of us die off without help, or we keep receiving nudges to the cliff...or maybe we just get pushed off in droves?

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Response to Newest Reality (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 09:09 PM

4. Yes they do...it's called "progressive taxation".

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Response to Panich52 (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2015, 03:13 AM

5. Motorcycles and bicycles are already camouflaged

Else there wouldn't be so many of them get run over by car drivers that "never saw them".

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 23, 2015, 07:22 PM

6. My missing leg reminds me of that every day. And w/ daytime lights on cars it got worse.

Motorcycles had day-lights in early 70s to help drivers see them better. Then some idiots convinced auto manufacturers and 'safety' mavins it would help makes cars easier to see. And, again, cycles are drowned out. Fkn idiots

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