Posted by: itstails | December 10, 2008

With 1 Billion People What Do You Expect?

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I don’t link to the site Weird Asian News enough, I just don’t.  You really can never link to that site enough.  In fact, I’m not sure why anyone reads any other site besides Weird Asian News now that I think about it.  Those Far Easterners are always up to something.

Most recently, a Chinese farmer with little to no education has built an army of robots.  Well, not an actual army, but 26 different crazy robots.  It all started when, “While sitting on his doorstep watching villagers pass by, he came up with the idea of building a machine that walks like a man.”  That’s much better than us Americans who while sitting on doorsteps, the best we come up with is to ask for spare change.

From there, “Over time, his designs became more complex and his creations are now capable of scaling walls, serving water, lighting cigarettes, playing musical instruments and writing caligraphy!”  I’m not sure, but some of these robots might be more accomplished than me.

It’s not all gravy though, “Wu’s home is near Beijing and he has plunged his family into debt by spending up to two-thirds of his monthly income on his robot creations.  He has been forced to sell some of them to pay bills.”  The article goes on to say, “Wu considers all the robots as his sons”.  If I’m using the transitive property correctly, then Wu really is not the best father around.

http://www.weirdasianews.com/2008/12/08/chinese-farmer-builds-robot-army-cybernauts-move/

This story is good news for:

1. George Bush, because hey, so what he did nothing to help further education in America, this shows you don’t need education to do something grand.

2. Lazy Folks, because hey, an uneducated farmer built a robot that can serve water, light cigarettes and play musical instraments – can’t be long before there’s one of these in every home serving us water and playing Chopin for our amusement.

3. David Levy – you, sir, have some childhood issues to work out.

 

 

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