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Originally Posted by Corrupted View Post
shockingly naive.
You must be new to the internet if you find all the armchair scientists shocking.
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post #13 of 26
Wow. This got flamey fast. Just because the robot is playing pool doesn't mean the skills required can't be adapted to other tasks.
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post #14 of 26
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Originally Posted by Liability View Post
You must be new to the internet if you find all the armchair scientists shocking.
ahahaha I like you.


And actually I found the video pretty cool?
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post #15 of 26
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Originally Posted by CovertCover;13916733 
No it's not...

How practical! A robot that plays pool / snooker! Awesome!

Science should be working on actual problems and not BS like this.

You know what would be amazing? If scientists used their funding for projects that would advance our technology greatly, like Intel did with their 3d transistors, instead of "Oh let's make a pool playing robot, that doesnt absolutely nothing to impact scientific studies, just cause we can".

I find your lack of foresight disturbing´╗┐.
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post #16 of 26
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shockingly naive.
+1.
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Pure science research ALWAYS pays off, even if the benefit isn't immediately obvious.
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Originally Posted by CovertCover View Post
No it's not...

How practical! A robot that plays pool / snooker! Awesome!

Science should be working on actual problems and not BS like this.

You know what would be amazing? If scientists used their funding for projects that would advance our technology greatly, like Intel did with their 3d transistors, instead of "Oh let's make a pool playing robot, that doesnt absolutely nothing to impact scientific studies, just cause we can".
It's these apparently impractical ideas that open doors to new ideas, methods and technology, doing an unimportant task efficiently is more important than doing an important task inefficiently.

That said, it doesn't mean they were trying to be practical, they probably just thought it'd be fun. Scientists do stuff for fun too, remember. They don't have to be working 24/7 on the cure for Cancer or AIDS, or working on cyborgs.
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I thought this was about robots carrying two weapons, being able to play snooker
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post #20 of 26
So when's it going to step away from the pool table and play snooker? Hmmmmmmm?

That was really cool. WTG TUM.
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