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Previous | Next by pyrex 16 February, 2004 - 12:28 PM

Holy crap, you've gotta be kidding me.

Have we learned nothing from countless scifi movies? Hehe. I'm wondering if we've even got the technology something like this would require.




2/16/2004 >> muhgcee

I am pretty sure this is going to be a movie. I saw a commercial for this "product" before a movie at the theater and I just reacted with a "What?"


2/16/2004 >> muhgcee

Your answer.


2/16/2004 >> pyrex

Heh, good. Thought it was a little too outrageous. Still, how cool would it be? And at the same time how scary.


2/16/2004 >> muhgcee

To answer those questions, you have to watch the movie :-)


2/17/2004 >> Casey

Okay tech-nerds, quick primer on culture. If you haven't read Issac Asimov's "I, Robot" yet, you are not a complete human being. If you call yourself a computer-type, and haven't read it, you're barely even a primate.

Go out and buy it and read it. Its short, like a novella, you could read it in a night. Its _the_ seminal AI book and tons of fun. If you read the book the ad campaign looks quite clever and familiar.


2/17/2004 >> rich

tekkie yes, scifi guy no


2/17/2004 >> ben

easy there, casey... it's a great book, and yes, very fundamental... but no need to choke them with it...

if you can believe it, a lot of them haven't even read the hitchhiker's guide (i had to send it back to sweden with pyrex to get him to read it, hehe)


2/17/2004 >> ben

and by the by... i'm not _that_ excited to see it... because, like dune, everything done by other authors about the asimov universe has pretty much, well, universally sucked...

the video game in the early/mid 80s was good, but the robot city sextet started off ok and ran into the city dump very quickly...

also, i liked the foundation series more... but of course, yay daneel at the end, hahaha


2/17/2004 >> pyrex

Hey! That was just because I couldn't find (or was too lazy to) an english version of H2G2. Then I got your cool old-skool copies which, in some cases, literally fell apart in my hands. Hehe.


2/17/2004 >> ben

blame that on z's aunt actually... those were copies she gave him which he gave me...


2/17/2004 >> ben

everyone knows i keep my books in great condition... sometimes in their original wrappers! hehehehe


2/18/2004 >> C Mo

Frank Herbert really liked the David Lynch version of his book, who knows why... but the miniseries made later was actually a pretty well done Dune.

I am NOT looking forward to the Ender's Game movie, ruining my favorite book... EVIL




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