DailyDirt: You Can't Be In Two Places At Once... Yet.

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The flying car is one of those futuristic technologies that will probably always remain in the future. On the other hand, there are some science fiction devices like telepresence robots that are actually becoming affordable -- and maybe even practical. Here are some examples that could be taking your place (with your permission, of course). By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.


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    Anonymous Coward, May 19th, 2011 @ 7:26pm

    I always thought the term was "telerobotics". When did people start calling using the term "telepresence"?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 19th, 2011 @ 8:10pm

    "A lot of people would probably have enjoyed high school more if they didn't actually attend in person..."

    So what happens when his bot starts getting bullied by real people? Or maybe someone will remotely bully his bot remotely with another bot. Bots remotely bullying bots. At least no one gets hurt, though the bot damages might start getting expensive. He who has the biggest bot ...

     

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    Pixelation, May 19th, 2011 @ 9:13pm

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    "He who has the biggest bot ..."

    ...has the bot that falls the hardest?

     

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    Michael Ho (profile), May 19th, 2011 @ 11:57pm

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    There used to be a Robot Wars competition at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco in the summers -- I think that'd be a close approximation of what bullying high school robots would look like... :P

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robot_Wars_(TV_series)

     

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    Chris Rhodes (profile), May 20th, 2011 @ 10:23am

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    So what happens when his bot starts getting bullied by real people?

     

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    Chris Rhodes (profile), May 20th, 2011 @ 10:24am

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    So what happens when his bot starts getting bullied by real people?

    You've seen Terminator, right?

     

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    chuck, May 23rd, 2011 @ 8:04am

    Surrogates is looking less like fiction
    Remember how that worked out, altho' the girl "bots" were hot!

     

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