Friends ← Previous post Next post → Comments JSStryker Apr 30 2018 at 12:06 am Depends on what your definition of “respect” is! cmblake6 Apr 30 2018 at 12:06 am Well, sort of… JackDeth 72 Apr 30 2018 at 12:12 am Center of Balance and proper weight distribution is very important, nearly essential to Bernoulli’s Principle and the concept and Laws of Forward Thrust. If R-200 doesn’t move. The airliner will never gain height or altitude to tuck its landing gear in. Deplorable B Woodman Apr 30 2018 at 12:15 am Respect is relative. At least R200 isn’t being stowed in the cargo or luggage compartments. John Apr 30 2018 at 2:12 pm Which, BTW, would have been a lot cheaper. TomZ Apr 30 2018 at 11:24 pm Cost per pound be cheaper? Are you sure of that? Besides, itsn’t that a private plane? Same cost. Likely easier to maintain balance with it in the cabin than in what little cargo space there is. Deplorable B Woodman Apr 30 2018 at 12:16 am They’re treating the tech with respect. Not so much, the robots. NotYetInACamp Apr 30 2018 at 12:33 am M.E.T.A.L. B.U.T.T is how they spell R.E.S.P.E.C.T. They respect his reality on the aircraft as others have pointed out. He (anthropomorphize, am I?) is part of the equations. How easily we accept new things. Humans adapt. Do we get aliens next? Or holographic generated ones? Ronny pointed it out once, and Independence Day exemplified the unity they could generate. After some disagreeableness first, of course. The 300 Apr 30 2018 at 8:02 am The unity would last about 10 minutes until we had Joe and Mika proclaiming, “I for one welcome our new insect overlords.” NotYetInACamp Apr 30 2018 at 9:57 pm (snicker). yes. they would. Maybe their new insect overlords would eat their eyes, then their brains, delicacies both, live on air. It would be such an honor for those two. Really. And probably the most honest broadcast they ever would make. Spin Drift Apr 30 2018 at 12:35 am Bar B Q is a new revolt. This is the week. Spin WayneM Apr 30 2018 at 12:42 am RESPECT, bossman! Tech is proof that facts don’t care about feels. Calvin Apr 30 2018 at 1:52 am Respect…when I watch Westworld I have to imagine how I would react to very life like robots that may have gained sentience. I like to think that I would treat them just like people and blow them away if they come at me with a gun (or whatever). If they have decided (programming or otherwise) to not be a immediate threat then I will look at them the same way. Of course, what if they didn’t look human? Hello R2D2. Nancy Apr 30 2018 at 6:05 am Who is speaking in the first panel? Could it be Judge Judy? Jay B. Apr 30 2018 at 9:50 am After being surrounded by Judge Judy TIVOs for 2 years (the wife retired) .. I think the second panel’s verbiage is more likely Judge Judy’s !! AND The Saturday Night Joke The Origin of the White Wedding Dress A son asked his mother the following question: ‘ Mom, why are wedding dresses white? ‘ The mother looks at her son and replies: ‘ Son, this shows your friends and relatives that your bride is pure.’ The son thanks his Mom and goes off to double-check this with his father. ‘ Dad why are wedding dresses white? ‘ The father looks at his son in surprise and says: ‘Son, all household appliances come in white.’ (He’ll be out of intensive care shortly) ***** Texas is state of mine Apr 30 2018 at 11:53 am Zed’s and Sam’s kid’s Godfather. He is Zed’s secret CIA contact and boss(?). TomZ Apr 30 2018 at 11:27 pm I think that they have been calling him M. Zed’s old boss. Texas is state of mind May 01 2018 at 12:04 am dido ! OldGoat36 Apr 30 2018 at 7:01 am I always wondered why Star Wars featured so many robots that were obviously able to think and move so well, yet they never seemed to make them look like any live being. Might be projection of fear or result from robots having taken over due to not being able to tell them apart from the living. I certainly hope robots are taught “respect” with regard to we mortals. JTC Apr 30 2018 at 12:19 pm Big Engineer upstairs did a helluva job building and evolving us for general usefulness but ‘bots are special purpose or single purpose and real engineers for those have a religion called FFF…Form Follows Function. So real ‘bots tend to look like the ones working an assembly line or those dawgs there, Humanoid appearance is more of an exercise or a novelty unless/until that becomes an integral and necessary component of purpose. (pervs are ahead of the game in this area). Now if there is some dark and nefarious purpose such as blending in with us anonymously or you know, replacing us, then I get it. None of which is to say that AI is not closing in on us fast, and according to Hawking and Musk will eventually kill us off. That doesn’t have to be done by some human-looking evil scientist though, more likely a box in a bunker somewhere. The evil scientist would be more cool though. And Ahnold there is pretty cool too just for fun./..but there’s no mechanical or technical reason that old Chrome Dome wouldn’t be just as advanced, or for that matter the dawgs and that’s where we get back to practical function; as guards their design is about perfect. NotYetInACamp Apr 30 2018 at 10:10 pm Replacing us is intended to be by mental virus programmed God designed bots. The Muslim software virus programmed bots for Western Civilization in Europe and Russia. Then the bots pincer here in the USA is the Marxist mental virus programmed Latin Americans and the Marxis mental virus bots like sociopath Obama brought in, added to the Asian boots of all stripes programmed to eliminate Western Civilization. I hope that we do not live in too interesting times. Ah. To just have the skin job Cylons to have to deal with. Some of those were hot. Anthropomorphism should have some benefits. And maybe their winners will decide that they must secretly cultivate humanity so that mankind survives and prospers. SoSayWeAll! TomZ Apr 30 2018 at 11:32 pm “None of which is to say that AI is not closing in on us fast, and according to Hawking and Musk will eventually kill us off. That doesn’t have to be done by some human-looking evil scientist though, more likely a box in a bunker somewhere. ” Asimov called it the Frankenstein complex. Writers have mans creations attack their creator. Coeurmaeghan Apr 30 2018 at 1:50 pm OG36, put your eyeballs on some Battlestar Gallactica if you want some human looking ‘bots. Some are downright sexy even but dangerous in the extreme. One of the best tv series ever, IMHO. Deplorable Macker Apr 30 2018 at 9:40 pm #SoSayWeAll! Deplorable B Woodman Apr 30 2018 at 10:58 pm Coeur, You need to specify the SECOND BattleStar Galactica series. Macker Apr 30 2018 at 9:39 pm At least it isn’t TOASTERS…! Pamela Apr 30 2018 at 10:38 pm Damon you need to get Metal Butt some additional clothing. (Hmm, what side does an anatomically android dress on.) Deplorable B Woodman Apr 30 2018 at 10:55 pm Why, the outside, of course. Silly Pamela. Deplorable B Woodman Apr 30 2018 at 10:46 pm Since this is a fictional cartoon, I think I can safely say that R200 should be glad he didn’t “live” in the Frank Herbert world of the Butlerian Jihad (Dune). Deplorable B Woodman Apr 30 2018 at 10:53 pm “A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, ……….comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, ………….fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.” RAH Spin Drift Apr 30 2018 at 11:48 pm Bar B Q will have Neon lights to illuminate the way. Is BiBi on the menu, respect is only earned and its gonna be a big week. Chris, got the strip, thanks, especially liked the autonomous tie in to my special snowflake, Very cool. Spin Hold Fast We’re gonna need more rope. Calvin May 01 2018 at 12:23 am A last comment; sex made the Internet what it is. Porn, access to prostitutes, etc. we are seeing all of this talk about sex robots. They look like women and Justin Bieber (but I repeat myself) and are becoming more advanced. Some day, probably pretty soon, they will be able to replicate the appearance of feelings if not the real thing (how can you tell?). So in 20 years you’ll have a young electronic girlfriend (or stud), who will never age, never be cranky for any reason (unless you want it), always available for ANYTHING, and will profess to love you. Do you get mad one day, take them out back and just shoot them for the thrill? You can always get another one. Maybe they’re not a sexbot but a nurse bot (some of us are getting old), a hot nurse bot but still primarily a nurse. What happens when you die? Does your perverted grandson inherit Suzy the nurse bot who will make her walk around serving beer to all his friends in the buff? We already have people arguing for the rights of animals, can machines be that far behind? No, not the desktop or the washer but machine designed to simulate human emotion. If the simulation is ingrained in the machine does that make it real? Battlestar Galactica, Cherry 2000, Ex Machina, and Humans are all asking the questions. TomZ May 01 2018 at 12:46 am The movie Cherry 2000. Reply Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Click here to have toons delivered to email This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.