I think it's time to order millions of androids from Japan

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30 Jul 2008, 4:25 pm

Ship the andriods to America to take over the jobs of media reporters. What do you think would happen as a result?



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30 Jul 2008, 5:00 pm

Good job thinking outside the box, it is a real problem, isn't it. Unfortunately, it probably wouldn't work; we would end up paying more importing technical support from Japan than we did on the androids. That, and Asimo would make a mediocre interviewer at best. Maybe the robo-puppy? Who could resist a cute little thing asking hardball questions?

Remote-controlled cameras and mics would be better than journalists, if all media reports were unnarrated clips of real things that were actually happening. The most balanced reporting is not a conscious effort to remove bias, it is what the evidence recorded shows. Once upon a time, journalists had to turn events into words; today, all they need is to show the events as they occur.


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30 Jul 2008, 5:30 pm

ut oh...looks like anchormen and women are already clued in but are laughing it off...now at least. This robot was invented by someone thought of to have a learning disability as a child.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HV7bYs-ef84[/youtube]



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30 Jul 2008, 5:49 pm

qaliqo wrote:
Who could resist a cute little thing asking hardball questions?


Well, it worked for Connie Chung, not so much for Katie Couric.

I don't know if replacing the current robots with androids would be an improvement, but it shouldn't get any worse.


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