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Big Stars Become Robots in the 2000s

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ramjet@metrocast.net
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Very nice
ramjet@metrocast.net   8/27/2014 10:19:38 AM
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A good selection and one I have not seen.

You really must see Wall-E it's an excellent film in my opinion. I have enjoyed watching it several times.

Now I must find a copy of 9. I was unaware of this one.

I will agree that self aware electronics is a thing to pursue with great caution. The Sci-Fi is correct in the level of danger. I read books and many of them touch on it at some point. It's just our nature to mistrust the unknown and We learned that over a long period of development.

As to the reality VS percepion of robots, that will change over time but will the robots change more than the perception?

William K.
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Different perceptions, no wonder.
William K.   8/23/2014 12:57:04 PM
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All of these robotic characters share very little with most current robot technology. BUT these are  what the public has been seeing for many years. So what will they think of when the word "robot" is mentioned? And so all robotics suffers from an incorrect perception. 

The one valid area is the problems that arise when robots become self-aware. That challenge is backed up by much of the current understanding of pshycology. So it seems that those who are attempting to creat self-aware systems should at best proceed with extreme caution, and better yet, just stop moving in that direction. Self aware robots that are built on the progrmmers own personality will certainly be the source of a large number of problems.

JimT@Future-Product-Innovations
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thanks for the memories!
JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   8/20/2014 5:02:01 PM
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Yes, Rob, a very nice and very comprehensive collection over the past (6) articles.  Really shows the evolution in a concise package;  thanks for the memories!

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Elizabeth M   8/19/2014 6:42:43 AM
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Well I'm not sure this is true for all films, a.saji, but you're right about how they do this in the movie industry, especially for animated films, which often have jokes that go over kids' heads but are funny for their parents. I find them sometimes more clever than comedies made for adults!

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Cabe Atwell   8/19/2014 1:13:52 AM
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Terminator has spanned three decades! And has two films in this section! 

I think the old T-800 is the winner of all robots.

 

Also, as the years progress, the less real-robotics are actually used. Not even puppets. Just pretending and CGI. This is cheating, Hollywood!

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a.saji   8/18/2014 5:27:28 AM
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@Elizabeth: Yes the good thing about the film industry now is that they do not segment the films they make these days. That makes them cover all age groups within the film where it has something for everyone. 

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Elizabeth M   8/18/2014 5:17:45 AM
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Indeed, these slideshows are quite fun, you're right, bobjengr. I admit I never saw the WALL-E film and am told it's brilliant, just as much for adults as for kids. It's on my list of films to see.

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bobjengr   8/16/2014 8:50:02 AM
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YES--Your slide shows Rob are amazing.  My favorite in this show is WALL-E.  My family loved that movie.  The animation was incredible and there was an actual plot. We took our youngest grandkids and they were motionless for the entire movie. Again, great slides.

 

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Daniyal_Ali   8/15/2014 12:03:54 PM
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Rob, your robot slideshows are amazing. I always find some movie in there, that i totally forgot about. I have a special place for Meet the Robinsons, and watching it on your list brought back a lot of good memories.
The next list of 2010s is going to be tricky, as there is a lot to choose from in Robots category.

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Thanks for the list!
Corona Rich   8/15/2014 9:29:25 AM
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Well, I enjoyed your list, start to finish.  Thanks!

Glad to see Robots and 9 on there.  I think both were underappreciated when released, but as a fan of animation I completely enjoyed them both. 

Glad you reminded me about the homunculi of 9.  I'll have to watch that one again soon.  Every once in a while a movie has a special emotional impact, and for me, that was one of them.

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