, who used to believe in the benefits
of robot pets, has changed her tune and now "finds human-machine love unsettling
)". Tyrell:"We began to recognize in them a strange obsession. After all, they are emotionally inexperienced, with only a few years in which to store up the experiences which you and I take for granted. If we gift them with a past, we create a cushion or a pillow for their emotions, and consequently, we can control them better." Was he referring to us or them
posted by sluglicker
on Dec 7, 2006 -
by a very complex .gif involving blue balls in a machine. Then, when you've had enough, check out this
rather silly but also tragic accompaniment.
posted by Lotto
on Nov 11, 2005 -
The Ultimate Shredder
- Plenty of videos of this beast "processing" everything from aluminum cans to a couch. Don't miss the washing machine video in which someone yells "SHRED IT!" Is it wrong to want to see a cow or something thrown into this thing? (via
posted by buriednexttoyou
on Mar 5, 2005 -
the Guillotine Headquarters
Everything you ever wanted to know about this machine. From
its evolution in the mist of history, to 1977, when it was last used in france.
many photos some flash
posted by hortense
on Feb 22, 2005 -
company has released a device which claims to provide water "anytime, anywhere" (No Goodies jokes,please)
- from the humidity in the air. With two other companies selling these machines in Australia and prices ranging from AUD1,000 to AUD2,300, is this a viable solution
to the massive water shortages
around the world, or just something else to talk about around the water cooler?
posted by dg
on Mar 19, 2004 -
is an environment that generates small, walking computational organisms. "Each walking thing is built up from totally random conditions. Appearance, behavior, and walking characteristics are all assigned from a range enabling effective, functional mobility. Click on a walking thing to permutate its characteristics".
Just one of the very many wonderful (open source
) creations at levitated.net
(more bugs with bling here
). Kick off your shoes, fill your coffee cup or wine glass, and dip in.
posted by taz
on Jul 2, 2003 -