Get them to fight wars. We already have drones. The first country to go broke admits defeat. Which is what happens to all losing countries when they lose a war (US in Vietnam excepted) gets heaps of benefits from the winners. Ie. Germany Japan Iraq etc. Nobody gets hurt. The winners get pride the lovers get money and the war machine gets to make and sell more robots and drones for profit. Don't forget the entertainment value of all that bloodless fighting. There you go. World Peace without the boredom. Someone award me a Nobel!
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 03:05 PM
And it starts... Did we as a society not learn anything from great films such as Terminator, I-Robot, etc??? Our impending doom is just around the corner! lol j/k Thinking we're going to be alright and this "project" is just another in a long line of a massive waste of funding. As was said earlier, this type of engineering and robotics should be used to help humans in need.
I know I know, it's the military, but, I am a military man and I still feel this is a major waste of funding and funding spent in the wrong manor.
C3PO was designed for protocol and etiquette, not lobbing grenades. I often wonder how Anakin Skywalker as a kid designed a robot as complex as C3PO when kids that age don't have any sense of etiquette... and don't say "it's only a movie" I'm quite aware of that...
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 11:08 PM
Mantis914, on 16 October 2012 - 06:13 PM, said:
C3PO was designed for protocol and etiquette
Thanks for clearing that up Mantis. I couldn't ever imagine Threepio throwing a grenade.
If you are looking for a how 'Anakin done it' answer, I would say Threepio is a generic protocol droid, he just put him together from spare parts and probably chose some popular 'personality' software and gave it a bit of a tweak...
That is one answer, the other answer is that Lucas had disappeared so far up his own backside he decided sensible continuity was not necessary for one of the biggest film sagas in cinema history and just started making things up as he went along.
Edited by Junior Chubb, 16 October 2012 - 11:08 PM.
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