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The Navy Is Building Robot Whores

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Okay. You watch this video about a feminine robot that the Navy is bringing on their next voyage, that can do nothing but play rock-paper scissors, and you tell me. They want a robot that can “interact” personally with sailors? Yeah, I bet they do. This is the beginning, and next trip, Octavia will have a very specific “data entry” port in the front, you just wait and see. Although I very much question the reasoning behind making a robot that can choose to look angry. That’s just an engraved invitation for a Terminator-style revolt. Thanks to Rick S. for the tip. (Via Science Friday)

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