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napoleon_in_rags Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-14-11 08:27 PM
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56. Your vision is made clear in that last post.
Your vision for me, lamenting my "failure to kill some other persons dream of a better world". That's what you have painted, you artist. That's what you have written, you writer. Take a look at it.

I have no such dark emotions for you. Go! If you want to build robots, then look at the work of Turing for information processing. The Turing machine (math model) let us get rid of the dependence of hardware configured for a certain function and allowed hardware to create itself, in a sense, as software. Thus the computer revolution. What is needed is a Turing model for robotics, where the form of the robot isn't dictated by the designer, but by the robot itself, just as software can write itself. This will provide the needed flexibility for for the robots to get off the assembly line and accomplish the multi-tasking work humans do.

But people who tell you can do anything if you try are usually blowing sunshine up your ass, remember that. Somebody climbed Mount Everest, but the reason they tried and actually survived was because they understood first and foremost that climbing mount Everest was very, very hard to do. Having the vision and the belief that the mountain can be climbed is really only about 1% of the task, the rest is sherpa guides and ropes and muscle and planning and food logistics and climbing skills and incredible almost super human endurance developed by years of training, and a lot of money to make it all happen.

But do it! Maybe you're the one. But I can promise you that you won't achieve anything by trying to convince me that I lay around lamenting my lack of ability to kill people's dreams...Nothing positive anyway. Its the mountain itself that kills dreams - or makes them come true, but you really won't find that until you go out and try to climb it. And if you do it, come back here and I will KISS your ass. But time spent telling me your dreams is possible is wasted, its the mountain you need to convince.
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