Saw a cowboy bebop episode a few days ago where they have this screen built into the tables and people can order their menus without any waiter coming. That was in 1998. Where the fuck are these things?
So why don’t they built a kitchen in the basement and use elevators for each table, in the middle of the table a hatch or some sort and put food on the table….
ScienceDaily (Mar. 8, 2012) — Within a decade, personal robots could become as common in U.S. homes as any other major appliance, and many if not most of these machines will be able to perform innumerable tasks not explicitly imagined by their manufacturers.
Bender: You really want a robot for a friend?
Fry: Yeah, ever since I was six!
Bender: Well, all right. But I don’t want anyone to think we’re robosexual or anything, so if anyone asks, you’re my debugger.
I pray to all the non-existant gods that I will be able to live and participate in a time that robots roam the living room of mankind.
- Paul Saffo (via inthenoosphere)
Kees van der Leun, of the energy consulting firm Ecofys, predicts that solar could be competitive with fossil fuels by 2018 or so.