Ben wrote:Although logic would seem to dictate that any computer that has been fitted into a bi-pedel walking frame would have made sacrafices in its efficency to get it into the walking frame.
Noc wrote:I think the main difference between a supercomputer and a robot is that the supercomputers are almost always like "I have an intelligence seventy-five times higher than the genius level of humans," while robots are generally like "I. AM. A ROBOT. DOES NOT COMPUTE."
Robots are like metal zombies, while supercomputers are like metal Bond villains. You CAN put a supercomputer in a robot shell . . . but if it's just walking around awkwardly and making clanky motions, there's nothing really super computery about it.
Noc wrote:Well, the Age of the Knight as an effective war machine came to an end with the advent of the firearm . . . and robots have LASERS.
I think you're outclassed, Knight. Not to say that you aren't classy. You're just not . . . laser classy.
Jim North wrote:Why would logic dictate that? The trend in computers has long been towards miniaturization. Getting more out of smaller parts, making computers that you can easily carry with you, etc. Plus, as far as fictional supercomputers go, those sorts of restrictions are inconsequential. Most fictional supercomputers that are primed and ready to off humanity are light years ahead of anything else that's on the computer market, so the physical technology that encases their programs could be of any size, even smaller than a human brain.
Knight wrote:Poor Earth. Twice.
Or was it four times? It's been a while.
zirnitra wrote:I got half way through Life, The Universe, And Everything and I decided it wasn't as great as the other ones.
Ben wrote:and in the future the super computers of today will have the same thing done to them, but then newer massive ones will be built, etc etc in a contiuing cycle.
And I disagree with your dismissil of the vibe. The Vibe is deffintly important,
I mean its the vibe that makes 28 days later a zombie movie.
So why can't the vibe diffrentiate between super computers and robots.
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