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(Mirror.co.uk)   'Human Uber' system lets you send a 'surrogate' to meetings wearing an iPad with your face on it   ( mirror.co.uk) divider line
    More: Strange, remote user, Telepresence, surrogate's body, EmTech Asia conference, residence certificate, telepresence systems, English-language films, Surrogate  
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978 clicks; posted to Geek » on 05 Feb 2018 at 1:20 PM (23 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2018-02-05 12:58:59 PM  
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2018-02-05 01:01:07 PM  
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2018-02-05 01:04:30 PM  
Ok, I quit.
2018-02-05 01:06:51 PM  

Mugato: Ok, I quit.

Yeah, and I'm sure we're not even close to reaching Peak Stupid yet.
2018-02-05 01:07:41 PM  
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2018-02-05 01:21:18 PM  
If all that's needed from you by the person calling the meeting is your voice, then the meeting was unnecessary in the first place. That's what teleconferencing or even email is for, folks.

Anyone calling a meeting simply because they can't communicate effectively through other avenues probably shouldn't be working for you.
2018-02-05 01:21:53 PM  
Yeah, I'll hire a homeless guy to stand in line for me at a restaurant that doesn't take reservations, but I'm not sending him in to my accountant's office.
2018-02-05 01:25:07 PM  
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2018-02-05 01:30:28 PM  
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this looks like an April Fools gag
2018-02-05 01:40:20 PM  
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This could be useful technology
2018-02-05 01:46:45 PM  

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Good call. THis is the one I thought of first:
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2018-02-05 01:47:22 PM  
One step away from a William Gibson "Wheelie Boy".
2018-02-05 01:47:32 PM  
A Human Uber?  Like some kind of Übermensch?
2018-02-05 01:48:05 PM  
Can i send one with siri set to auto record everything to one of those meetings that should have been an email?
2018-02-05 01:48:30 PM  
During trials, the researchers tested the system in two scenarios - a grandmother reacting to her granddaughter's face on a surrogate's body, and a woman applying for a residence certificate by using her face on a surrogate's body.
Results showed that the grandmother really believed the granddaughter's surrogate was her.
But the residence officer wasn't so convinced.

Grandma is a farking dementia patient, then.

He declined the residence certificate, claiming that he didn't believe the surrogate was the person on the screen.

No farking shiat? THe person had a big square panel strapped to her face, of course it's not farking her. How goddamn stupid of a concept.
2018-02-05 01:52:29 PM  
now you can under-pay someone to go to the meeting you're not payed enough to attend.

this is the stupidest idea i've seen in a very long time.
2018-02-05 01:57:30 PM  
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2018-02-05 01:59:30 PM  
Can I get one to fark my ex for me?
2018-02-05 02:02:57 PM  
I'd rather have a surrogate bobble-head of myself with a voice-coil in the body so the head dances around whenever I speak.
2018-02-05 02:03:28 PM  
Can Tina be my stand-in?
"Exparrot!!! What do you think about this?"
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2018-02-05 02:03:33 PM  

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Enhance your calm.
2018-02-05 02:20:49 PM  

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Enhance your calm.

Well, if it will make you feel better......

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Oh, wait:  You said *CALM*!

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2018-02-05 02:21:31 PM  
I couldn't use any of the "enhance your clam" images that I really wanted to use.
2018-02-05 02:29:06 PM  
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2018-02-05 02:29:39 PM  
What about one for the groin?
2018-02-05 02:32:14 PM  

Herbie555: One step away from a William Gibson "Wheelie Boy".

I was going to say, there aren't even a lot of sci-fi stories set in our "not too distant future" with this plot device. Of course I never would have foreseen apps that facilitate the transfer of your voice to a text message either.

We really don't want to speak to each other face to face or now even over the phone.
2018-02-05 02:40:04 PM  
I hope Mrs. Eddie Adams doesn't hear about this.

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This could be useful technology

On second thought...
2018-02-05 02:53:01 PM  
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2018-02-05 03:01:15 PM  
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2018-02-05 03:45:23 PM  

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2018-02-05 04:41:05 PM  
Does it come with a warming box so I can still get that sweet, sweet, meeting pizza?
2018-02-05 04:52:14 PM  
"Okay, before we start this meeting, we're going to need the dude with the helmet to visit HR and sign our fat stack of NDA's. Look like we're going to start in 45 minutes... Thanks, Chuck. Can you farking drive next time?"
2018-02-05 04:53:39 PM  
Bring it
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2018-02-05 06:20:27 PM  
Well it was only a matter of time of time once they legalized weed.
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