[ExI] former deceased nfl players...

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Tue Sep 22 03:14:58 UTC 2015

On Mon, Sep 21, 2015 at 6:32 PM, Will Steinberg <steinberg.will at gmail.com>

> I don't feel like people would want to watch robot football.  You can't
> empathize with a robot.  And there's not the uniqueness of each player
> having a history, being able to follow them from high school to college to
> the professional leagues, speculating on who will be good, analyzing
> interpersonal tensions between players on the same team, different teams,
> between coaches and players--if people wanted to watch robot football, we
> would already be screening sim-football on TV (modern video games do a
> pretty good job) but we don't because it's not real, it's anemic and
> there's no soul.

### Agreed. Personally I do not have any interest in watching human sports
but, at the risk of overexerting my sense of empathy, I would surmise that
human fans are drawn to sports by the human players they can identify as
members of their tribe. Robot sports will take off only when robots become
sufficiently personable to feel like allies in our struggles against other

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