1. Welcome to BookAndReader!

    We LOVE books and hope you'll join us in sharing your favorites and experiences along with your love of reading with our community. Registering for our site is free and easy, just CLICK HERE!

    Already a member and forgot your password? Click here.

Random Question..Keep posting

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by drdln, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. Sneezy

    Sneezy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2011
    Messages:
    1,501
    Likes Received:
    45
    Currently Reading:
    Yes. Always.
    Not an AJ fan, but have to admit the opening sequence of the movie makes me twitch a bit.

    Animation is coming right along, though. A friend told me that there is an advert out for a console game that has a CGI female depicted as a gunslinging badass that looks good enough to compete with a real live girl on film. Haven't seen it, so don't have an opinion.

    Would you consider an intimate electronic affair possible?
     
  2. Meadow337

    Meadow337 Former Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2013
    Messages:
    4,113
    Likes Received:
    223
    as in the new movie where the guy falls in love with his space talking operating system?

    I guess anything is possible but something has to be out of whack in his/her life / psyche for it to be attractive as opposed to say a real live person.

    what do you think?
     
  3. Sneezy

    Sneezy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2011
    Messages:
    1,501
    Likes Received:
    45
    Currently Reading:
    Yes. Always.
    No idea what movie you are referring to, but I was thinking an AI that had a CGI presence. Sort of a wicked smart Siri with video...

    As much as I laud technology I would have to say no. Social interaction is not my strong point to begin with and I rely upon tactile input far to much to think it would possibly work for me. Maybe it would be different if there was a replacement for facial expressions, eye contact and the like. *shrug*

    One step further. What if it the CGI represented AI became an android? Think Cherry 2000 if we stick with the movie examples.
     
  4. Meadow337

    Meadow337 Former Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2013
    Messages:
    4,113
    Likes Received:
    223
    Movie is called 'Her'. It is one of the Oscar nomination contenders this year:

    Outline:

    Set in the Los Angeles of the slight future, the story follows Theodore Twombly, a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive entity in its own right, individual to each user. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet "Samantha," a bright, female voice, who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other.

    Or Bicentennial Man perhaps?

    No it is still not human, but again anything is possible. Geez some people substitute a blow up doll for the real thing ... sooo ... my case is made LOL

    Three qualities you look for in your ideal partner?
     
  5. Sneezy

    Sneezy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2011
    Messages:
    1,501
    Likes Received:
    45
    Currently Reading:
    Yes. Always.
    Touche'.

    ick

    He, she or it must be smarter than I (not overly difficult), possess a sharp tongue and have an intractably mischievous side.

    Edit: If I'm to be honest I have to admit that looking like Piper Perabo negates all of the above. Boys will be boys and all.

    Ditto.
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2014
  6. Meadow337

    Meadow337 Former Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2013
    Messages:
    4,113
    Likes Received:
    223
    ditto on smarter than me, similar sense of humour to mine, patient.

    again.
     
  7. Conscious Bob

    Conscious Bob Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2012
    Messages:
    1,748
    Likes Received:
    90
    Currently Reading:
    Barry Lyndon by William Thackeray
    I've found for me the perfect wife,
    So I shall look no more,
    She's deaf and dumb and oversexed and owns a liquor store,

    Again
     
    ChaosTheory likes this.
  8. ChaosTheory

    ChaosTheory Active Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2013
    Messages:
    205
    Likes Received:
    27
    Currently Reading:
    the writing on the wall
    :rofl

    Ideally, a guy w/a good sense of humor, who' s patient and likes playing board games.
    (And it would help if he's not a Joss Whedon fan. My social circle already has way too many of those.)


    Shopping bags - Paper, plastic, or reusable?
     
  9. Meadow337

    Meadow337 Former Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2013
    Messages:
    4,113
    Likes Received:
    223
    Reusable around here.

    Upcycling - clever re-use of found goods or greenies gone mad?
     
  10. Dmitri Dmitriev

    Dmitri Dmitriev Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2013
    Messages:
    226
    Likes Received:
    7
    Currently Reading:
    Technology: A World History
    Clever. Of course. Waste isn't just wasting materials, it's wasting money.

    How often do you use GPS?
     
  11. Meadow337

    Meadow337 Former Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2013
    Messages:
    4,113
    Likes Received:
    223
    never, especially not after reading about how many times people have been dangerously misdirected by them.


    can you read a map?
     
  12. Conscious Bob

    Conscious Bob Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2012
    Messages:
    1,748
    Likes Received:
    90
    Currently Reading:
    Barry Lyndon by William Thackeray
    Yes, can you use a compass?
     
  13. Meadow337

    Meadow337 Former Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2013
    Messages:
    4,113
    Likes Received:
    223
    in principle LOL but not entirely sure how to work a map and a compass together - just never had reason to do it.

    Ever been lost?
     
  14. Dmitri Dmitriev

    Dmitri Dmitriev Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2013
    Messages:
    226
    Likes Received:
    7
    Currently Reading:
    Technology: A World History
    Yes. Many times.

    Ever been lost and couldn't bear to ask for directions?
     
  15. Meadow337

    Meadow337 Former Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2013
    Messages:
    4,113
    Likes Received:
    223
    nope and nope. Never been lost. Have impeccable sense of direction.

    Can you give good directions?
     
  16. sparkchaser

    sparkchaser Administrator and Stuntman Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2007
    Messages:
    11,617
    Likes Received:
    206
    Currently Reading:
    between the lines
    Admin Post
    Depends.


    Last time you had chili?
     
  17. Meadow337

    Meadow337 Former Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2013
    Messages:
    4,113
    Likes Received:
    223
    Proper chili con carne - a few months ago - I'm lazy to make. Chili however goes in 5 meals out of 7 LOL love the stuff. Gimme da BURN!!

    You?
     
  18. regdog

    regdog Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2008
    Messages:
    2,014
    Likes Received:
    124
    It's been years. One of our friends used to make it when her son was playing Pop Warner football. Bought a bowl, brought it home and made chili dogs. Delicious. She doesn't make it anymore so I haven't had either since.


    UP or Wall-E?
     
  19. Meadow337

    Meadow337 Former Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2013
    Messages:
    4,113
    Likes Received:
    223
    Without question Up. Wall E was the biggest load of hooey under the sun. Didn't even finish watching it.

    Despicable Me or Shrek?
     
  20. sparkchaser

    sparkchaser Administrator and Stuntman Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2007
    Messages:
    11,617
    Likes Received:
    206
    Currently Reading:
    between the lines
    Admin Post
    Despicable Me.



    Will Ferrell's best movie?
     

Share This Page