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Colonel43

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« on: 10-04-2004 23:37 »

This may have already been done before, but why, in the year 3000, have we invented children robots, mafia robots and robot bums?
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #1 on: 10-04-2004 23:42 »

Matt Groening: The sci-fi explanation is that the robots are building themselves.

Check your commentaries bud.
Colonel43

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« Reply #2 on: 10-04-2004 23:44 »

ok then, why did they give the freedom for robots to build children robots, mafia robots and robot bums?
Jicannon

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« Reply #3 on: 10-05-2004 00:01 »

They didn't give them the freedom, the robots just built them. Robots seem to have free will in the year 3000, as they are given the right to vote and seem to be able to do so individually.
Colonel43

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« Reply #4 on: 10-05-2004 00:08 »

why program them to be able build usless robots? you would think that your average person may not like having mafia robots crusing around or stepping over robot bums. You would think that even though robot do have free will,in their programing they would be restricted to only building "for constructive purposes" (space pilot)
winna

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« Reply #5 on: 10-05-2004 00:17 »

It's quite obvious the robots are having sex and then the children pop out.  And some of the children become Italian and wanna start a mafia...
Nixorbo

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« Reply #6 on: 10-05-2004 00:18 »

Because it's funny, that's why.
Zoidberg227

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« Reply #7 on: 10-05-2004 00:18 »
« Last Edit on: 10-05-2004 00:18 »

Yes, but like HAL 9000, they overrode their programming.  Bender lost his old programming ways early on ... immediately after he said that bit about bending for constructive purposes (recall that incident with the lamp ... pun definitely intended).  Besides, if they didn't have crazy pointless things like Clamps, Joey Mousepad, and Emotitron Jr., then where would they be?

(edit): This post was intended to be in response to the Colonel's last post.  I am yet another tragic victim of the SimulPostTM.

Basically, what Nix said.
Jicannon

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« Reply #8 on: 10-05-2004 00:20 »

Again, they have free will, meaning they can act outside of their programming. Their programming is basically used to constitute a specific job and they live lives outside of completing those tasks.
I think the concept of the Robot "race" evolved over the series and was generally used to represent the minority group on Earth (The mafia, the bums, Bender's inequality remarks).
Colonel43

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« Reply #9 on: 10-05-2004 03:19 »
« Last Edit on: 10-06-2004 00:00 by Tweek »

   
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
Because it's funny, that's why.

Off course its suppose to be funny. Duh!

   
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Originally posted by Jicannon:
Again, they have free will, meaning they can act outside of their programming.

I think the point is that they started off the series with Bender being restricted to "bend for constructive purposes", but then they had to evolve the show so that all robots could have free will so they could explain why there are the robot mafia etc.

 
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Originally posted by winna:
It's quite obvious the robots are having sex and then the children pop out.  And some of the children become Italian and wanna start a mafia...

although i think this is a much simpler explanation.
Hedonism Bot

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« Reply #10 on: 10-05-2004 12:01 »

Maybe the human Mafia built the Mafia robots to do their doity woik.
Colonel43

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« Reply #11 on: 10-05-2004 12:27 »

ah, could be, but would children build there own robots, maybe they did.....
Gleno

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« Reply #12 on: 10-05-2004 12:32 »

 
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And some of the children become Italian

How do they "become" Italian....?  laff
BAM....!

Also Colonel, welcome to PEEL....try not to double/triple post....edit your previous post instead....gets on people's nerves it does.... tongue

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Colonel43

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« Reply #13 on: 10-05-2004 12:49 »

 
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 How do they "become" Italian....?   laff
BAM....!

They are born Italian... idiot have a look at the previous posts.
Colonel43

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« Reply #14 on: 10-05-2004 13:44 »
« Last Edit on: 10-11-2004 00:00 »

oh and just for the record I donít care what others think.

(oooh that makes four posts in a row)
winna

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« Reply #15 on: 10-05-2004 14:10 »

You sir, are a dumbass!
Teral

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« Reply #16 on: 10-05-2004 14:11 »

Yes, next time use the -bottom, it cuts down on spam and is much more preferable to having another PEEL crash.

On-topic: well ofcourse the give robots the ability to build other robots. If you build the worlds most advanced computer, the first task you're going to use it for is to build a better computer, etc. At one point the computer will take over the process itself. Same idea with robots: why not give them the ability to perfect themselves? Ofcourse the ordinary robots we see in Futurama build baby robots and gangster robots. Since they don't work in a science lab they have other needs.
Colonel43

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« Reply #17 on: 10-05-2004 14:31 »

 
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well of course the give robots the ability to build other robots. If you build the worlds most advanced computer, the first task you're going to use it for is to build a better computer, etc. At one point the computer will take over the process itself. Same idea with robots

Yes robots build robots, even now. but you donít address a question that has not been answered.

Why do we in the year 3000 accept the fact that mafia, children and bum robots are being made by robots?

Teral

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« Reply #18 on: 10-05-2004 14:58 »

 
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Originally posted by Colonel43:
 Yes robots build robots, even now. but you donít address a question that has not been answered.

Why do we in the year 3000 accept the fact that mafia, children and bum robots are being made by robots?


That was answered in the part of my post you decided to remove:
 
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why not give them the ability to perfect themselves? Ofcourse the ordinary robots we see in Futurama build baby robots and gangster robots. Since they don't work in a science lab they have other needs.

It's all something to do with freedom.
Philp_J_Fry

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« Reply #19 on: 10-05-2004 15:02 »

Because,in the year 3000,robots have free will to do everything humans can do.
kiffan

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« Reply #20 on: 10-05-2004 16:02 »

bender was desined for bending, but he breaks the law like the mafia.  Robot bums are old or defective robots who cannot work.  As for child units, it's a humorus contradiction, like robots having sex, or having emotions despite the fact that everyone says otherwise.

And stop dobble posting.  You were ignorent before, but now you're just being a pain in the ass!  mad

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Prof. Wernstrum

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« Reply #21 on: 10-05-2004 19:00 »

 
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Originally posted by Colonel43:Why do we in the year 3000 accept the fact that mafia, children and bum robots are being made by robots?

For the same reason that Mafia, children and bum humans are made by humans. If you allow them to have free will rather than work towards a specific goal then inevitably a load of useless crap will follow.
winna

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« Reply #22 on: 10-05-2004 20:01 »

 
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 ah yes ill except that, but explain why

Well... it says dumbass on your forehead.

Also, I believe the word you were looking for was accept, not except.  Thank you for your time Mr. Dumbass.
Colonel43

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« Reply #23 on: 10-05-2004 22:49 »

 
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bender was desined for bending, but he breaks the law like the mafia.  Robot bums are old or defective robots who cannot work.  As for child units, it's a humorus contradiction, like robots having sex, or having emotions despite the fact that everyone says otherwise.

The only reason bender can break through his  programing and have free is because his programing changed when he ran into the light bulb in 'space poilot 3000'. it doesnt explain how other robots could have free will like this

I like your explaination on the robot bums though, they are deffective (like my computer at the moment)
Jicannon

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« Reply #24 on: 10-05-2004 23:16 »

 laff I like how you appologized about double posting with a double post.

I'm not sure if anyone told you this or not, but double posting is greatly looked down upon here at PEEL. use the button to edit or add to your posts.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #25 on: 10-05-2004 23:35 »
« Last Edit on: 10-05-2004 23:35 »

 
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 oh sorry.

 
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Are you fucking retarded or something?

Hedonism Bot

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« Reply #26 on: 10-07-2004 10:06 »

All robots have free will to some extent, but it's limited by their programming, which is why Bender had to get electrocuted. He still had enough free will to evade the law, decide to stick with Fry, commit suicide &c.

I think that robot hobos were built so that other robots would have something to feel superior to.
Bender_is_cool

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« Reply #27 on: 10-13-2004 21:49 »

I'd have to go with Hedonism Bot on this one.Although the robo hobos like  Bender could have just quit there normal jobs.
Hedonism Bot

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« Reply #28 on: 10-14-2004 11:59 »

In that case, why would they have a bindle built-in? It could be an optional upgrade, of course, as the variety of designs infers that some robot hobos have different backgrounds.
Dr.Jerkbird

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« Reply #29 on: 10-14-2004 12:59 »

Look Colonel43, we have given several different answers and you keep tellin us they aint right! then heres and answer for you: cos they are there cos its a cartoon and no one really cares! You like that answer?
Good!
Kryten

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« Reply #30 on: 10-14-2004 15:24 »

I think the most incomprehensible thing is that someone, at some point, decided we needed ANOTHER Macauley Culkin.
M0le

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« Reply #31 on: 10-15-2004 03:10 »

 
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How do they "become" Italian....?  laff
BAM....!
The same way anyone becomes Italian: Too much pasta.
Beamer

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« Reply #32 on: 10-15-2004 05:49 »

Robots are custom-made. I mean, think about it. If there were robots like the ones in Futurama in this day & age, it'd really only be a matter of time before somebody builds an italian one or a child one, right?
winna

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« Reply #33 on: 10-15-2004 07:01 »

 
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I think the most incomprehensible thing is that someone, at some point, decided we needed ANOTHER Macauley Culkin.

You think the robot version is a drug addict too?
Yuki_in_space

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« Reply #34 on: 10-15-2004 14:24 »

I hope so.
Dr.Jerkbird

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« Reply #35 on: 10-15-2004 14:59 »

It would not be as funny if he weren't!
Bender_is_cool

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« Reply #36 on: 10-15-2004 18:18 »

DAMN right!
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