PanicMan: THAT'S what Japan considers sexist? Are we talking about the same Japan, with the weird porn, and the used underwear? That's all okay?But a lady robot holding a broom is causing outrage??
vpb: It's just silly. That's not what most people would use a fem-bot for.
Sybarite: The Major doesn't do floors.[www.badhaven.com image 480x384]
cgraves67: I thought the robot was going to be cleaning a woman.*sigh*
Parthenogenetic: You put a attractive, doe-eyed young woman on the cover holding a sweeping brush and with a thick cable plugged into her back. You don't find that offensive?
Oldiron_79: CLEANING WOMAN PERSON!
way south: vpb: It's just silly. That's not what most people would use a fem-bot for.That is EXACTLY what I'd use a fem-bot for.Cooking, cleaning, fetching beer./You can get sex anywhere, but you can't get a sammich these days.
Chevello: Are they sure the problem wasn't that she was reading a book when she should have been cleaning? Or maybe that a robot wouldn't have any use for reading a book?
Oldiron_79: CLEANING WOMAN!
Grandiloquent Grapefruit: Why the fark can't a robot be a woman? What's wrong with that? In fact I find this empowering to female robots everywhere, they've been depicted as overly male in the media for far too long, women everywhere should be rejoicing that they're finally starting to break into one of the last bastions of the patriarchy, robots. Hell they might even be able to finally break into the highly coveted janitorial positions that have long been held by men. This was a resounding step forward for women everywhere and these complainers are surely patriarchy plants meant to brainwash women into thinking they're not good enough for janitorial positions or that robots can't be female.
CtrlAltDestroy: Parthenogenetic: You put a attractive, doe-eyed young woman on the cover holding a sweeping brush and with a thick cable plugged into her back. You don't find that offensive?I find it offensive that in this day and age that biatch isn't running on batteries. Do you have any idea how impractical is it for a servant to have to haul around that huge cable?
cgraves67: I thought the robot was going to be cleaning a woman.
anfrind: Why couldn't they just use a photo of an actual cleaning robot?
ThrobblefootSpectre: anfrind: Why couldn't they just use a photo of an actual cleaning robot?I think the idea was supposed to be artificial intelligence, not rechargeable vacuum cleaner.
way south: Technically those robots do have AI.
ThrobblefootSpectre: way south: Technically those robots do have AI.Eh, It follows a deterministic program to perform a specific task If it gets stuck on a ledge one time, it will do it again next time. It has about as much AI as a dot matrix printer from 1985.I suppose just about anyone can come up with their own personal criteria for AI. So is there no hard line between right and wrong here. But most persons who are reasonably informed on the subject would require some element of learning, memory, decision making based on experience, pattern recognition, etc. Some would go even further and say a machine would have to pass a Turing Test while communicating with humans (though I consider the hypothetical Turing Test biased and severely flawed myself.) Very very few would consider a deterministic appliance running on a 8 bit embedded microcontroller AI.
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