[ExI] Boston Dynamics: New Robots Now Fight Back
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 18 13:46:01 UTC 2019
Dave Sill wrote - We all fall somewhere on the spectrum between believing
nothing and believing everything.
Yes, but as scientists we should be far out on the skeptic end "Gimme that
ole time empiricism - it's good enough for me."
On Tue, Jun 18, 2019 at 7:07 AM Dave Sill <sparge at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 5:24 PM William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com>
>> On Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 3:40 PM Dave Sill <sparge at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Given the existence of something like this fake Boston Dynamics video,
>>> how hard do you think it would be to fake the short, single camera, poor
>>> quality video that purportedly shows Iranian military removing an
>>> unexploded mine from a tanker?
>>> Even taking the video at face value, how do we know they're Iranian
>>> military? Couldn't they be someone attempting to frame the Iranians?
>>> Given the mind set above, why believe anything you read, see on TV or
>> the web. For all you know, I am a Russian agent keeping track on weirdos.
>> When it comes right down to it, DT might not even exist, much less be
> We all fall somewhere on the spectrum between believing nothing and
> believing everything. Technology is making it possible to convincingly
> produce forms of media that have been traditionally considered impossible
> to fake. Wise people will adjust their perception of the trustworthiness of
> evidence in these forms of media accordingly. Caveat emptor.
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