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Man Spends $50,000 to build his own Scarlett Johansson Robot

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posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 02:17 AM
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This guy in Hong Kong built his own Robot for $50,000 and he based the robot on Scarlett Johansson. If you set aside the obvious sexual connotations, I think in 25-35 years robots will become like the internet. They will become more lifelike and people will have a robot or an artificial intelligent assistant that will have an internet brain. They will be all connected to the cloud and it will be like talking to a censored version of the internet. After what happened with Microsoft, they will not let AI just learn directly from the internet. They will create a kind of hive mind for robots in the cloud that will have access to the internet.


Ricky Ma, an unlucky-in-love graphic and product designer from Hong Kong, dropped over $50,000 and a year and a half of his life to building a humanoid robot named “Mark 1.” Though the 41-year-old could have gone with any design, he chose to give his automaton distinctively female characteristics and to outfit it in a short skirt and slinky crop top.

In fact, Ma admits that he modeled its physicality off his Hollywood dream girl, though he refused to name names. After the story blew up on social media, eagle-eyed Internet commentators were quick to draw comparisons to Scarlett Johansson.

To achieve full Scar-Jo effect, about 70 percent of Mark 1’s body was created by 3D printing technology. Its skin is made of silicone, and the intricate circuitry beneath was assembled through trial and error.

Ma's efforts culminated in some pretty impressive—and impressively creepy—features. When told, “Mark 1, you are so beautiful,” the silicon skin around the robot’s eyes relaxes, and its lips mimic a coy smile as it responds, “Hehe, thank you.”


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Like I said, there will be robots everywhere in 25-35 years and yes people will have sex and relationships with robots. I think this will be an interesting development and it will be curious how this will change the definition of a relationship over time. As robots become more lifelike, it will be easier for some people to form a romantic relationship with a robot. It will definitely be interesting to see how this turns out.




posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 02:22 AM
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a reply to: neoholographic

BEST.

STORY.

EVER.

LOL.



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 02:30 AM
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a reply to: neoholographic

Saw this yesterday. He's got her face done really well and then you see the body shot lol. It's like he's dressed Tinman (of Oz) in a dress and stuck her head on it.

I noticed he'd gone for the 'lifelike' breasts and it swung his 'hobby' into a realm of grimace...urgh.

$50 000 dollars! He could have doubled-down on the creepy and paid a hooker to wear a Scarlett mask.



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 03:02 AM
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Few kinks to work out, like the lip movement and the vice-like grip, but it looks well on the way.

If he could build me a pre-2005 Britney, I'd pay.

Don't know where I'll get £50k, off the top of my head. But, rest assured, I'll find it. Somehow.



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 03:05 AM
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a reply to: SlowNail




vice-like grip


Lol, made me think of this...




posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 03:17 AM
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a reply to: Kandinsky

Perhaps I'll wait till it's been fully safety tested.

Last thing I want is to be surrounded by burly firefighters in my bedroom while the jaws of life are being prepped.



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 03:26 AM
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a reply to: SlowNail

For as long as humans have been making stuff, pornography and sexuality are amongst the first uses. As soon as we started drawing, we were drawing genitalia and sex. We invented the printing press and used it to publish pamphlets of erotica. Same for cine-film, video and digital footage. Some of the first things to come off a 3D printer were reproductions of male genitals and tailored sex toys. I remember some porn star from the 90s being on TV talking about ambitions to film the first porn film in zero-gravity.

It's like three questions arise for new tech.

1 - Can we weaponise it?

2 - Can we sexualise it?

3 - Will it entertain us?



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 03:43 AM
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a reply to: Kandinsky

Perhaps that's where we have been going wrong, we have our priorities mixed up. Perhaps weaponisation should take a backseat to our 'personal development'. We may not have atomic bombs today if we took that attitude, but that might not be a bad thing.

I'm a lover, not a fighter.

I, for one, have no use for a killer robot. But I do.... Well, let's leave it at that.



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 03:46 AM
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I think he did pretty good!

She'/it's hot.

50k is a good price.



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 03:52 AM
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a reply to: SlowNail

If all the other SoBs on this rock would take the same view, we might save trillions a year in defence spending.


We're warlike chimps instead of loved up bonobos.



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 04:18 AM
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Have to admit her face looks pretty decent.
Can't say much for her kung fu grip though.

Is there anyone else that can't stop thinking he does dirty things with it?



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 04:53 AM
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a reply to: neoholographic

He could have had one of these for under $10k and they probably have the functionality he was looking to have in a robot/doll. If I spent 50k on a sex robot my wife would divorce me. I am assuming this guy hasn't actually been with a real woman.

Real Doll Site (PG13 Site)



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 05:16 AM
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Creepy! Not it being a robot but the look and the obvious use...



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 05:44 AM
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im pretty under impressed.



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 05:56 AM
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Eventually you'll be able to pic these up off used & new

I'll get one when they're good enough to do my day job for me.


XL5

posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 05:57 AM
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If they become cheap enough and look/behave flawlessly, I will get my own Samara and EDI bot (Mass Effect), 6 (tripping the rift) and Leeloo (Fifth element). Though, I think by the time they are perfected, women will be more proactive in the chase.

That said..... THIS...is my _______ STICK


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posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 07:46 AM
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a reply to: neoholographic

The real one is definitely prettier but this made me laugh, the Stepford Wives.

Hmm wonder what would happen if there was a power surge at an inappropriate moment.

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posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 08:27 AM
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Pretty cool actually.

I guess my only question would be "is it dishwasher safe" I mean, how do you clean that thing in the morning???



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 09:21 AM
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"Instead of watching automated car production online, how about making me a sandwich?"

"No, that new battery doesn't make your butt look big."

"You don't need to change your hair. I love you just the way I ordered you."

"Admit it! You've been pairing with another bluetooth connection while I was gone, haven't you?"



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 09:24 AM
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If his next invention happens to be a yellow brick road then someone might finally have the heart to tell him it looks more like Keira Knightley



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