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Date: 05/13/05 02:41 PM

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    buddy Male 30-39
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    May 13, 2005 at 2:41 pm
    Link: Robot can reproduce itself - The first step towards the Matrix.


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    eRiCaBot Female 18-29
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    May 13, 2005 at 2:53 pm
    that kind of stuff really freaks me out. it`s like we`re fulfilling a horrifying prophecy.
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    May 13, 2005 at 2:59 pm
    I wouldn`t call that replicating, still eerie though... ::starts moving his stuff into a nearby mountain nuclear shelter::
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    yishusing Male 18-29
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    May 13, 2005 at 3:22 pm
    It was going to happen sooner or later.
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    someone? Male 13-17
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    May 13, 2005 at 3:52 pm
    heh interesting
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    geckosrock Male 13-17
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    May 13, 2005 at 3:52 pm
    imagine if they put like 1000 of those blocks in one spot, that would be cool. I dont think anything terrible will happen until AI comes along, then look out
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    nickbrick Male 13-17
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    May 13, 2005 at 4:17 pm
    wow. i guess there will be a time when we say "asimov was fuc.king right", but whatever, well see about that
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    x_omni_x Female 13-17
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    May 13, 2005 at 4:20 pm
    Oh, that was so awesome. Heh, I agree with nickbrick, Asimov knew this was coming...
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    kmdavis85 Female 18-29
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    May 13, 2005 at 4:44 pm
    That wasn`t as freaky as the title implied.
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    Lyaliro Female 13-17
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    May 13, 2005 at 5:03 pm
    That`s extremely interesting.
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    oSunShyne1o Female 18-29
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    May 13, 2005 at 5:07 pm
    And extremely terrifyng!
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    Homer Jay Male 18-29
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    May 13, 2005 at 5:49 pm
    that is some crazy ish.
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    p-ball4life Male 18-29
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    May 13, 2005 at 6:46 pm
    just saw that on daily planet, freaky indeed
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    waify Female 18-29
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    May 13, 2005 at 7:28 pm
    I`m so glad I wasn`t the only one who was really creeped out by that. Yet another reason not to have kids, who may one day be tortured and killed by robots.

    *crawls into bed and hides under the covers*

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    Lost_Nobody Female 18-29
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    May 13, 2005 at 7:52 pm
    It is pretty freaky. And what freaks me out more is that ppl are trying to make AI similar to living organisms.
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    Sparkly Female 30-39
    240 posts
    May 13, 2005 at 8:00 pm
    I hope they don`t forget about the three laws of robotics...
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    Mr.knowItAll Male 18-29
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    May 13, 2005 at 8:43 pm
    What if evil aliens have invaded our planet Earth & this is how they plan to take it over eventually? Refuse/resist! The truth is stranger than fiction...

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    albab Male 13-17
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    May 13, 2005 at 10:06 pm
    Nice. This is cool. I hope that they get better. Think about it. You could send them to mars, or whatever, and they could seperate, look around, come back together, and use the combined energy to send it back to earth. Or you could blanket a battlefield with them, and put them together in various vehicles and baricades. And don`t forget the police, who could use them to go into buildings and root out suspects. Can you imagine how scary a bunch of cubes in the shape of a snake suddenly broke apart and reformed into a wall that slowly moved toward you? This has some real potential.
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    FreeMotion Male 13-17
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    May 13, 2005 at 10:51 pm
    Heh, hope they don`t take over! Even if they did try to supress the human race, it would be kinda hard without some AI. Then, hopefully, they`ll be friendly. If not, nuke `em!
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    espion007 Male 13-17
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    May 13, 2005 at 11:11 pm
    it reminds me of the "grey-goo" end of the world theory. these robots replicate themselves,then the replicated robots repeat the process with other bits of matter (as in you,the ground,the whole earth) and doesnt stop until the entire world has become nothing but billions of replication robots.
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    sarifynna Female 18-29
    157 posts
    May 14, 2005 at 1:46 am
    it`s called `claymation`... come on people B-|
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    DJ_jason Male 30-39
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    May 14, 2005 at 3:50 am
    Claymation? Can I buy some pot from you? Man, that was one of the coolest things I`ve ever seen. It reminded me a little of `Rubik`s Snake`
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    tedweird Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2005 at 12:13 pm
    That`s not self-replicating, even less is it reproducing! If you have to keep adding blocks then it`s just following a simple program, emphasis on the simple!
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    tedweird Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2005 at 12:14 pm
    Oh, and it`s not claymation. Claymation requires clay, that is a robot!
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    TexWiller Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2005 at 2:57 pm
    i,for one,welcome our robot overlords.
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    Wildcat07070 Female 13-17
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    May 14, 2005 at 4:08 pm
    Reminds me of that episode of South Park with the trapper keeper.
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    bomoman Male 13-17
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    May 15, 2005 at 5:34 am
    the blocks idea has been around for awhile
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    badjuju84 Female 13-17
    59 posts
    May 22, 2006 at 9:34 pm

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