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Old 01-25-2007, 02:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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described as a 'lifeform'

The Pleo is described as a 'lifeform' by its manufacturers Ugobe, and is said to 'feel' pain, have its own rudimentary emotions and can yawn, hiccup and sneeze.

A prototype of the toy, designed by the American Caleb Chung
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Old 01-25-2007, 05:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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"One added: 'If you are nice, he will become a nice dinosaur but if you are not, he will become unpleasant.'"

And what is unpleasant...eating your face while you sleep.

This must be stopped.

I wonder if you called 1-800-Lawyer you could get one to file suit against robot makers as they represent a threat to all human life?
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Old 01-27-2007, 11:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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there was a fascinating (and much longer) article about the R&D involved in creating the pleo prototype in last month's issue of 'wired'

i know i know, HUAR. but still. i think this is cool
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