Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A Tele-presence First?

After the company Hallowe'en party, we all voted for our favorite costume.

The Cyanotic Cybernetic Cyclops costume tied for second place. This wasn't an overwhelming victory, given that only seven costumes were entered.

Is this a first? Is this the first time someone has won a Hallowe'en costume prize without physically being there? I don't know, nor do I know how this could be determined.

In any case, it is significant evidence that people will view an object that is remotely controlled in this way as being the person controlling it. At least enough to award a prize.

3 comments:

Myrna said...

Kay, I don't really like the idea of your robot being you enough to win a prize...

Bruce Conrad said...

Well, I shouldn't have stated it so strongly. It's not that they viewed the robot as actually being me. What makes this result important is that it means that someday I may be able to accomplish real work without being physically present.

Abra said...

I've not seen arrĂȘt on a stop sign, but all my cereal boxes have french on them. Is it correct that Banff Canada says first: Beinevue au Canada? before saying Welcome to Canada? I don't know.
For that matter, shouldn't we have more cantonese on our products? (Although lots of ATMS offer it (at least I think it's cantonese) as an option.) Maybe it's Korean... I don't know.
Do I think anyone should ban another sect from learning about their culture, religion, or otherwise? No.
I think if we are to progress and grow together... we need to learn together.
See what's happening now with our government?
Ridiculous
All because some groups are sore losers.
IF
Majority votes one party in... should not said party be elected?
IF
another party demands a re-election and the SAID party still remains in control, should that not meant that
LET'S FACE IT
YOU LOST?
Get over yourselves....
But not the case.
And so language, gender, politics, whatever... eventually... someone is outed because it's
NEVER
fair.