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Author Topic: I just know someone here will buy one  (Read 8658 times)

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« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2010, 06:03:51 pm »
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Also, how long do you think it will be until someone gets his dick electrocuted by one of these things? :p
That depends, I suppose.  Are you talking on accident or on purpose?  Because with that Suzie S&M "personality"...

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« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2010, 06:09:50 pm »
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Hines sees the robot as a recreational innovation and an outlet for the shy, people with sexual dysfunction and those who want to experiment without risk.


Shows you what kyle thinks of some of the gamers on this site :D

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« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2010, 06:34:44 pm »
I do wonder about Frigid Farrah's personality. My wife asked, "why would anyone choose the frigid one? If they want to be rejected they don't need to pay for a sexbot to get it." I thought well, maybe the Gang Rape rpg guys would quite like it, take their LARPing to a new level. I didn't mention that to her though, she has a low enough opinion of gamers already.

But really, what's Frigid Farrah's personality? Is that when you flick the "off" switch?

Another article on SBS adds some information.

The back is connected to the internet, and you can get upgrades to enhance the AI. A bit like Windows Service Packs, I suppose. You wouldn't want your sexbot to get a virus, after all.
   Looking around for commercial applications for artificial personalities, he initially thought he might create a home health care aide for the elderly.

"But there was tremendous regulatory and bureaucratic paperwork to get through. We were stuck," Hines said. "So I looked at other markets."

The broader goal of the company is still to take artificial personalities into the mainstream, beyond sex toys, Hines said.

"The sex robot thing is marketing - it's really about making a companion," he said.

So apparently he's not a complete freak, he's just a guy with an idea who's cynical about marketing. Just as with VCRs, DVDs, broadband, and now 3d movies, once again, porn leads technology.
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« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2010, 08:19:49 pm »
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Okay, if we can get this "personality" to speak Klingon and have a custom forehead mold, I think I can line up a buyer.

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« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2010, 11:14:44 pm »
Having visited the deeper planes of 4chan, tragically, I can't see this sexbot being a market failure.

And someone stop Ian Absentia before I need a feeding tube.

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« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2010, 11:16:30 pm »
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You stole my post.
Next, your wife.  I'll leave you with the latex Chrissy Hynde look-alike.

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« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2010, 11:32:28 pm »
Ok, considering that this forum is "Media and Inspiration", and this does not seem to be media-related as such, and considering that its very quickly degenerated into a thread for little purpose other than to mock a particular poster, I'm going to close this thread.

I also find it the height of irony that the guy who spent the most time whining about how we don't need an "off-topic" forum on here and how we need to be talking about RPGs blah blah blah pulls the dick move of posting this thread, and with the most offensive possible overtones, essentially inviting a free-for-all of the kinds of behaviours he claims to dislike.

Hypocrisy, thy name is Kyle.

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