posted on Dec, 5 2013 @ 05:56 AM
reply to post by nighthawk1954
Nahh...this is a good example of an early automaton, but there are (or were) much earlier examples of pretty much the same thing.
These machines go back thousands of years. The ancient Greek temples used to be 'alive' with the gods speaking through these magical machines, that
moved 'on their own', and do all sorts of automated tasks.
They were used to draw in the crowds to the temples, who then received lots of cash (THE name of the game then and now) as donations and sacrifices to
the living gods, who were thought to occupy these automatons.
The better the automaton, the greater the donation (the power of the god was thought to be stronger in the more lifelike machines).
All manner of machines were in these temples.
The holy men who ran them, were known as 'Magi'...magicians in todays speak.
The three wise men were thought to have been Magi who came from these temples to visit Jesus.