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Thread: Yes sir, surreal, sir. No sir, quite real sir. . .

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    Yes sir, surreal, sir. No sir, quite real sir. . .

    It was anticipated that the revolutions would be coming faster and faster as time moved forward. Each technological developmental 'Age' of Mankind seemed to have taken less and less time for the next big advancement. Cave times to bronze age to iron age etc, each substantially quicker popping onto the scene. More around our times we had the industrial revolution with machines to serve us and challenge us all at once -- steam engines, phones, cars, airplanes, radio, then nuclear, television, outer space, computers, medicine, bio tech, etc, all coming into being at a dizzying speed now.

    I just about fell out of my seat when I stumbled onto this one. If you have time to watch this reasonable length documentary, it may blow your mind like it did mine. It's all so science fiction, but it's really here in a form that the old pulp magazines were talking about back since HG Welles -- Robotics. Get ready for Blade Runner, Star Wars and Terminator. . .

    I'm elated and quaking in me boots all at once.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKiXM7bUypkhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axlHZhAJhy8

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axlHZhAJhy8

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNZPRsrwumQ
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    And again a mind blowing point of awareness. . . Remember:
    Clarke's Third Law: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

    http://www.ted.com/talks/raffaello_d...adcopters.html
    Last edited by D Akey; 10-06-2013 at 07:49 PM.
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    I got a slight chill just watching those, like its scary, not the technology, visually! My mind almost denied what I was seeing by imagining two small people inside the Bots controlling them, especially Big Dog!
    Wild, thanks for sharing these,
    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevemawmv View Post
    I got a slight chill just watching those, like its scary, not the technology, visually! My mind almost denied what I was seeing by imagining two small people inside the Bots controlling them, especially Big Dog!
    Wild, thanks for sharing these,
    Steve
    Hahaha. Yeah. When the first Star Wars came out in the 70s they had a lot of 'making of' coverage of the actors who were inside of R2D2 and C3PO. Sort of set us up to be looking for that. Not in the case of the above videos though. . . at least not as far as I know. . . hahaha.

    Thanks for looking and commenting.
    Last edited by D Akey; 10-09-2013 at 03:26 PM.
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    and then there's the power of advertising. . .

    You know, one of those things that kind of falls into your lap when you're on a topic but looking elsewhere, this video is one. . . Check this out for a good Halloween laugh. Appeared on my opening "Most Popular" page on YouTube just today. It's as if they were listening in. . .

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlOxlSOr3_M
    Last edited by D Akey; 10-09-2013 at 03:27 PM.
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    The screeching made me take my hearing aids out

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    Quote Originally Posted by justjean View Post
    The screeching made me take my hearing aids out
    And LO! She was healed!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm grateful you watched Jean. . . I SAID I'M GRATEFUL YOU STOPPED BY!!!!!!!! PUT YOUR HEARING AID BACK IN!!!!! I once had a girlfriend that had that effect on me. She was deafening. After talking to her the only ringing she was going to get from me was in my ears. . .
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