Sadly, the OP doesn't realize that the TV marvin *WAS* in the movie. He's in the queue for paperwork.
I even remember a specific commercial for lion king on another video that mentioned "Hurry, before it goes back in the vault".
Disney's "vault" for movies (particularly VHS) in the 80's/90's. Two years, then off the market for 10.
Well.. ok.. attention would be both hands... but I meant it in context of using it to communicate with a computer.
I interpreted ASL in educational settings (High School, Freelance, University, Public, and even elementary.) for something like 6 or 7 years.
My arms were ripped, and you could expect to burn several hundred calories (EASY) during a day of doing that. Also, I had learned the stretch properly thanks to some Aikido training.. and I still had some bad habits that caused me repetitive stress problems.
Gestures are a novelty, and a lot of work for the user... I think there will be many blind alleys before they become natural.
Some problems/ideas I see:
1. Exhaustion - you waste a lot of energy
2. "Namespaces" - you can make two gestures at once - geez... so you have a left hand gesture that tells the computer to listen (the ASL "Attention" one handed would work) + a command - maybe even "against" that hand. Its like a salute with your left hand vertical moving away from your face.
3. Facial expressions are a HUGE part of ASL, probably not even considered. "WH" questions get eyebrows scrunched, other queries eyebrows up, puffed cheeks and all kinds of things...
4. Security - I defy you to sign EXACTLY like someone else... It's possible, and easy in a mocking sense (High schoolers) - but I imagine a door that could see you carrying groceries and unlock combined with voice recog., or other simple things would be useful.
My thought was timed reading... where you only read the next qubit at predefined intervals to check for state.. and what is definitely a gross misunderstanding of QE (but useful as narrativium) - writing a state to the next particle. so particles are read-write in order, and they slowly "tick away"... but the base set are linked into the network.. so you can buy any random batch of particles and they link back to some other endpoint.
Yay! QE is a major component of my scifi book's communications. Yes, it's a crappy book, but it is my crappy book... and you can read it online without DRM, blah blah blah.
Can't wait for animated breakfast bar wrappers! Or Capt. Skyking brand Starling!
Where else would all the old calculators go?
A buddy of mine is doing this with old hotrods. Yeah, totally plugging him, because he's classy enough not to plug his own business... http://rodtronix.com/
As a person coding a project going through the FDA clearance process, we have 1000+ pages that show that they *are* regulated.
I live in central Illinois, near a large number of windfarms. The week they cut the crops down, the wind blows hard until well after spring planting. It blows 99% of the rest of the year as well, those towers run all the time. It's rare to see them all stopped. In fact, that was my first thought (we should farming the wind) when we moved here.
Ignoring the entire article, and picking on terminology:
It's not FDA approval, it's FDA clearance.
Try cutting out wheat and/or nightshades (potato, tomato, peppers, etc) from you diet. I've seen HUGE improvements.
a single day of queries (1 billion), ended up (in my calculation) resulting in using 400 megawatts. so, 400 megawatts being used per day.
I'm not really double checking my #'s here....
1 billion queries per day in 2011 (quick online search)... lets say that 1 user makes 100 queries/day (so 10 million users) and each query takes about 10 seconds to complete. 100 million seconds burning 4 watts yields 400 megawatts per day. If we average that out per hour, then we're burning 16 megawatts per hour 24/7. Each day, enough to power 8-16 households (1000-2000kwh) for a month... so over a month: 240-480 households with pretty wasteful practices.
SO, yes, 4 Watts isn't much to an individual household - but aggregated, 4 watts is a lot.