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Feds spending $10 million to build robot companions for children
Fox News ^ | 24JUL2014 | Elizabeth Harrington

Posted on 07/27/2014 9:50:33 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine

The National Science Foundation has committed $10 million to build robots that will act as “personal trainers” for children, in an effort to influence their behavior and eating habits.

The NSF grant said the project is necessary due to “critical societal problems.”

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: children; companions; feds; robot

1 posted on 07/27/2014 9:50:33 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Mark Dice talks about this news article and related trends in this area of technology.

Jibo: The Robot Babysitter That Will Enslave Your Family
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qiSU_T268g


2 posted on 07/27/2014 9:51:41 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

May God help us from the evils of government.


3 posted on 07/27/2014 9:52:15 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Jack Hydrazine

4 posted on 07/27/2014 9:53:33 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

That what I was thinking remind me of that South Park episode with Butters


5 posted on 07/27/2014 9:54:32 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Give each Guatemalan kid a robot and send them both back.


6 posted on 07/27/2014 9:55:51 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Aw, how cute. Warm and fuzzy like.


7 posted on 07/27/2014 9:57:40 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Jack Hydrazine

You don’t suppose that these robots will be programed to indoctrinate children with big-government propaganda, do you?


8 posted on 07/27/2014 9:59:26 AM PDT by fhayek
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To: dforest
"Aw, how cute. Warm and fuzzy like."

Like the Hal 9000?


9 posted on 07/27/2014 10:00:02 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: fhayek

Never! The government would never do such a dastardly like thing like that.
(do I really need a sarc tag???)


10 posted on 07/27/2014 10:00:46 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
I'm reminded of the Harry Harlow Wire/Cloth Monkey experiments. Looks like FedGov is going with the Wire Monkey; ensuring a new generation of dysfunctional, frightened adults.
11 posted on 07/27/2014 10:14:06 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Ain’t no chrome toaster gonna tell my kids what to do


12 posted on 07/27/2014 10:18:06 AM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: KC_Lion

I’m glad I’m not the only one that was thinking of that. :)


13 posted on 07/27/2014 10:35:34 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Jack Hydrazine

The character of the people in charge when robots come to fruition will be key to the future of humanity.

If those of low virtue are in control, robots can be a means of oppression beyond anything known before - constantly present with built in lie detectors and a suite of monitoring and tracking tools - one assigned to each individual. Genocide could be conducted in hours, or even minutes, via a wireless software update. Parents could be dispensed with entirely, and children raised knowing only what they are told by the robot controllers.

If those of good character are in control robots could protect people and their liberty.

It is the people using robots that are the real threat.


14 posted on 07/27/2014 10:44:26 AM PDT by BeauBo
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Rich kids toy.

15 posted on 07/27/2014 10:49:39 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Your link was interesting. I think it is pitiful, not to mention eerie, if we need a “family robot” like Jibo around.


16 posted on 07/27/2014 11:31:29 AM PDT by KittyKares (.)
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To: BeauBo

And as with most techs both usages will present themselves in various forms...


17 posted on 07/27/2014 12:33:37 PM PDT by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothings)
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To: Jack Hydrazine; All

The major constitutional problem wih this project is that the states have never delegated to the feds, expressly via the Constitution, the specific power to tax and spend for such a project.


18 posted on 07/27/2014 1:04:54 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Jack Hydrazine; KC_Lion; a fool in paradise

19 posted on 07/27/2014 1:07:12 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

The Jetsons had Rosie!


20 posted on 07/27/2014 1:12:17 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: Jack Hydrazine

” The NSF grant said the project is necessary due to “critical societal problems.” “

The consequences of sending generations through the Pooblik Skrewl Collective hives include semi-acculturated Urban Feral parents incapable of acculturating their spawn.


21 posted on 07/27/2014 1:31:40 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est. Because of what Islam is - and for what Muslims do.)
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To: DocJhn
The new Rosie?


22 posted on 07/27/2014 1:35:18 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: fhayek

Article says it’s for influencing their behavior and eating habits. Sounds like big government to me.


23 posted on 07/27/2014 2:08:03 PM PDT by abclily
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To: abclily

The government companions will encourage kids to risky sex?


24 posted on 07/27/2014 2:09:05 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

Who knows? Planned Parenthood already does that.


25 posted on 07/27/2014 2:18:03 PM PDT by abclily
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Oh, FGS!! I caught snippets about this on. TV. I thought it was a joke.


26 posted on 07/27/2014 2:20:52 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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