This sweet looking lady in France has fallen in love with a robot she made. And she is intent on marrying it (once the laws change). She 3d printed it and declines to say if she has sex with it. She doesn’t like the feel of human flesh, and she prefers robots.
I am glad that she has found companionship from this robot, and that she is happy. However, I do not think its a good idea for humans to start marrying robots. Some experts are predicting marrying robots will be normal by the end of this century. My view is that we need to keep in mind that technology is a tool, and not an end in itself. Robots and sexbots can be a great tool for people to use to meet their basic needs, and to express themselves in different ways. Personally, I see sexbots as a way for people to broaden their horizons. The important thing is that we are the robot’s masters – they are our slaves. And this relationship must never be inversed. That said, robots are our responsibility. Thus, one must always take good care of their robot.
Its a great thing that this woman has opened up a broader dialogue about what it means to love, as well as the proper role of robot’s in people’s personal lives. In general, I believe the government should stay out of the marriage business in general, and that marriage is a religious function, not a state function.
One thing often overlooked is that having sex is one of the things mother nature gave us the ability to do without spending a bunch of money on consumer crap. Marriage as an economic pact spins that on its head and sex turns into a legal economic document of sorts. and then all the money is spent going to the movies or dinner etc. But in the end that pact still comes back to nookie (if you think about it). Whether its marriage , monogamy, or sexbots – or even porn for that matter – sex turns from something free that mother nature gave us – into a set legal document based duty. If you look at the story in the Garden of Eden it is clear from the onset, that society has been shaped to deprive people of what is free and enjoyable – carefree sex…
Finally, a sequel that I want to see: “Blade Runner 2049” looks awesome! The new teaser trailer features Vangelis’ music (although he’s not scoring the film) and a violent standoff between Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in a dusty, environmentally devastated future.
Here are some reasons why the film will be good: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, and Jared Leto are terrific actors who could potentially save even a disappointing film. 2. Denis Villeneuve is a very good director who cares about his work, as evidenced by “Arrival” and “Sicario.” 3. Hampton Fancher, screenwriter of the original film, wrote this one, and Ridley Scott is producing. 4. The trailer indicates that this will recapture the noir feel of the original film and surely NOT be a soulless special FX spectacle.
On the other hand, here’s why the film might suck: 1. Jared Leto’s films are widely variable in quality, from the greatness of “Dallas Buyers’ Club” to the formula dreck of “Suicide Squad.” 2. David Webb Peoples, the OTHER writer of the first film, is not back for this. 3. Harrison Ford’s recent “Star Wars” and “Indiana Jones” sequels have not been that great.
Of course, the big question is: How are they going to explain bringing Ford back? He was supposed to be a replicant with a 3-year life span, according to the Director’s Cut. Also, Ford reportedly didn’t like the first movie, so why is he doing this one?
Despite these issues, I’d much rather see this movie than “XXX 3,” “John Wick 2,” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” combined. This is a sequel to a classic that just might match or exceed the original film. “Blade Runner 2049” looks like a winner that would make Philip K. Dick proud!
China is showcasing new biomorphic remote controlled robots. Their Army had a 4 legged Aluminum/Titanium looking Terminator type deal trudging along in the video in the link below. Its legs have a kind of cheap, spring-like quality to them. There is a mini Hum-V looking remote controlled type deal. That is presumably to either bomb or detect land-mines.
The United States has really opened a can of worms by relying on drone strikes rather than boots on the ground over the last 8 years. The desire to distance the attack from human attackers by use of remote control has created a brave new world of next-Gen robot warriors, who can be programmed to wreak havoc on humanity, by making the cost of war negligible to the aggressor. Therefor warfare can be much more common and go on longer. Immanuel Kant predicted all this in Perpetual Peace.
An armed robber at an adult toy shop near LA was thwarted, when employees battered him with dildos and other adult toys. http://abc7.com/news/armed-robber-chased-off-with-sex-toys-at-san-bernardino-shop/1658847/
The hefty robber came in and pointed his gun at the clerks. But they were having none of it. One clerk thought maybe it was a fake gun and did not comply. The robber grabbed her. That’s when the other employee started throwing dildos and lube at the guy. And that’s enough to scare a lot of dudes away. So the robber split!
It is so great to average Americans increasingly stand up for what is right. These women deserve a medal. Reminds me of Police Academy 4: Citizens On Patrol. – Deplorable Steve
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That last Andre Ward fight was suspicious. Three American judges gave him the decision after he clearly was overpowered by the larger Russian Kovalev. Ward fought the best he could. But in my opinion he never should have moved up to this higher weight class in the first place. And I’ve been watching Kovalev for the last 4 years and he is a fucking monster and knocks everyone out. Seen him sustain a broken jaw and then knock his opponent out anyways. So I was not surprised Kovalev was able to knock Ward down. Nor was I surprised Ward was able to dance and jab well through parts of the fight. But Ward was more seriously threatened, hurt, and beat up in this match. And Kovalev had great footwork and used his own jab well also, as well as his power hand obviously.
Boxing sucks because you can know ahead of a fight that the underdog is a better fighter at a given weight class, but that the refs will never allow what actually happened in the fight to be reflected in the decision. Instead they always side with the breadwinning current champ, because there is pressure on them from casinos and sports commissions, as well as them tending to always vote for the American fighter over any other country’s fighter.
The solution for this is to return to the old days where there is no round limit to the fights. Fight till one drops or throws in the towel. A past relative of mine won a championship in 42 rounds! : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankie_Conley
I attempted to watch “Nocturnal Animals” the other day. I did not find it dull, but it was a real nasty turn-off of a movie. It starts with fat, sultry chicks giving you the eye while dancing naked in slow motion. Yes it really does. Next follows a self-absorbed woman artist in a bad relationship who receives a manuscript for a novel dedicated to her from her even more self-absorbed ex-husband called “Nocturnal Animals.” The novel follows a suburban family off the road by some redneck psychos, and the mother and daughter end up naked and dead. This was followed by a dinner scene between our two self-absorbed artists in which they bash Republicans. At this point, Deplorable Steve and I walked out.
First of all, why this POS getting good reviews while the terrific “Allied” is getting panned? “Allied” has characters we like and admire; this film has naked singing fat chicks layered over the opening credits. Lots of directors imitate David Lynch, but Tom Ford forgets that Lynch’s films are beautiful and fun. All “Nocturnal Animals” accomplishes is depressing the audience and making us regret listening to the critics.
Sometimes when I’m bored, I don’t want to see an Oscar winner, or even a well-composed film. Sometimes, I’m in the mood for a lowest-common-denominator horror film. A sensitive close-encounter sci-fi film? Nope. A moving war epic about a pacifist? Try again. Aaron Eckhart in a wheelchair battling demons? Sounds great!
“Incarnate” is indeed about a wheelchair-bound man who works as an exorcist. The thing is, though, rather than using prayer and holy water, he enters the subconscious of the possessed and saves them by helping them escape the demons with their mind. The twist is that he doesn’t really care about the people he helps; instead, he wants to get back at the demon who killed his wife and daughter and left him in a wheelchair.
Are you following any of this? It doesn’t matter. “Incarnate” is a sublimely bad movie, rather than a run-of-the-mill bore. Aaron Eckhart is a great actor who will someday get the praise he deserves, but, for now, he’s turning films like this and “I, Frankenstein” into must-see bad movie classics. His nonchalance when confronting demons is classic. The fact that he is in a wheelchair because of a demon named Maggie is perfect. The 11-year old he is helping is a mean demon himself; this movie does have a (small) body count. In short, if you have refined tastes and require that the films you watch are of high quality, skip this film. But if you enjoy Aaron Eckhart and cheap but fun films about demonic possession, check this flick out. It’s bad but tons of fun! –CoolAC
Places such as this are a byproduct of unaffordable housing and unaffordable studios in the bay area. The elites that run everything refuse to build more affordable housing, because they are greedy and they want their property values to rise – and they don’t care if rising property values means a lot of people wind up homeless. Its time we started to develop more housing and infrastructure to meet the needs of future generations. Its either that, or population control . Having more and more kids, more and more immigration , higher and higher housing costs, but not building hardly any new low – income housing – will continue to be a recipe for disaster. SF and Oakland are basically cities with the elite rich living next to the poor – and there is very little middle class- as result of coastal elitist policies.
People are talking about a “large” comet that is supposedly visible to the naked eye and will be passing on NYE. This is supposed to go down while partyers are out in the streets, waiting for the ball to drop. Some website forums are spelling doom for society and talking about elites taking to underground bunkers in anticipation of the comet slamming into Earth.
This all very closely resembles the plot of the classic 80s camp sci-fi classic Night of the Comet. 80s camp films have a lot of social criticisms embedded in them, which are poignant, and often overlooked. In that film, those who follow the crowd (and stand in the streets watching the comet) are turned into a pile of red dust. Only their sneakers and clothes remain. Just like holiday shoppers -even the survivors in the film would mostly rather go fashion shopping than worry about more practical type things. Meanwhile scientists are living in underground bunkers, aiming to harvest the dumb blondes’ organs. And zombie police are out to bust anyone for anything ( just like in real life) – and to eat them.
Night of the Comet and movies like Omega Doom are said by some to be warnings from the elite about events that only insiders know about. Night of the Comet was likely one such piece of multi-dimensional propaganda. It was intended to warn those willing to look past the surface of the film and to look into the hidden message of the film: that excessive mass-culture consumerism and herd mentality will lead to certain calamity.