The idea would be to deliver packages as quickly as possible using the small, unmanned aircraft, through a service the company is calling Prime Air, the CEO said."
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Also, I would never marry a rob0t.
I agree! What is it with all these people wanting sexual "relationships" with something that has no feelings?
Intercourse with a robot =/= sex. If your partner isn't feeling pleasure, sharing intimacy, and giving consent, then it's just masturbation. (Or rape.) And personally, if none of those things are happening for the other person, then it's no fun for me, either.
There's nothing wrong with a good wank. Just don't pretend you're having a sexual relationship with your toys.
I agree with you on the definition of 'robot,' but unfortunately, most of the public has a less concrete idea.
This is because 'robot' is one of those terms that has been diluted over the years as the result of marketing claims. Years ago, a robot was an autonomous, self contained, somewhat intelligent agent that could perform general duty service and could replace a human crewman, worker or slave - thus the origin of the word, from the Slavic root 'robota' which means serf or indentured servant. These days "robot" pretty much means anything a marketing or PR department wants it to.
Another notable example of diluted terminology is 'artificial intelligence...' but I've posted rants about that one previously.
This is why, when the 15" MBP-Retina was announced in 2012, as I was preparing to replace my late 2006 15" MBP, I immediately went to Apple's online store and bought a refurb late 2011 17" MPB. Although the battery isn't "user replaceable" the older MBP is still at least serviceable by a tech skilled user. The new ones aren't. And for that reason it may very well be the last Apple laptop I purchase. Regrettably.
Jobs is no longer CEO (again) and Apple is losing its edge (again).
Yea, but those "keys" didn't produce a satisfying "BONG!" when you pressed them to turn the PC on.
It's not so hard to lift yourself by your bootstraps once you're off the ground. -- Daniel B. Luten