[ExI] stealth singularity
avant at sollegro.com
Mon Jun 17 00:38:38 UTC 2019
Quoting SR Ballard:
> The emotional attachment to bomb disposal robot is not military
> humor. Please google how people are extremely distressed when they
> send their roomba for maintenance, at the idea that it will be
> This phenomenon has spawned a whole meme, “humans will pack bond
> with anything”.
If this is true, then it bodes well for our species.
> RE: hospital companion.
> Try a vertical monitor encased in a lightweight clear plastic shell
> with wheels underneath. Clean, and can display a full avatar. Make
> them a decent height so people don’t trip.
Agreed. For a hospital that would be a good design. Using a 49" LED TV
flipped sideways, we could render a life-size avatar from the knees
up, have its face at about eye-level for an ambulatory patient. It
would be a plastic cylinder a little over 2 feet wide so it would fit
through doors easily. The bottom 1 ft or so would contain the wheels,
motorized chassis, power supply, CPU/GPU, etc.
We could literally have the avatar crouch down to talk to bed-ridden
patients, or pull up a chair and sit down, based upon what the robot's
cameras see. Same with navigation. We can use off the shelf drone
technology for a lot of this stuff.
I like this idea. It's doable, noble, and potentially lucrative.
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