Retro Tech: Robots

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Marques Brownlee

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Shared April 15, 2021

I’m taking a look at the tech predictions of the past that we thought would be our future – and in particular robots. I cast an eye back to the toy robots of the 60s, 70s, and 80s and some of the movies that spawned them. And along the way I talk to UrAvgConsumer and Chris Gethard.

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People back then: "Robots are the future!"
People now: "Teaching a robot dog to piss beer"

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I am so in love with the visuals of this series!

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TuanVN 2007

“You can pick flowers, but apparently you have trouble picking answers”
dang it... got roasted by a robot

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My uncle had an Omnibot a long time ago that he took with him to work and it would always get in peoples way and they'd say "Get out of the way, dammit". As a result, the Omnibot was given the name "Dammit".

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Me: I bought a new dog!
Friend: can I pet him?
Me: hold on, lemme connect him to WiFi real quick

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Ousmane Bah

We didn’t have to flame MKBHD for missing that Luke question, the robot did it for us 😂😂

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Reclusive Eagle

1950s "There will be robots everywhere! Robot butlers. Robot servers, valets, door openers!"
2021: Doors open themselves, cars drive themselves and its less tedious getting your own food

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Diego Teliz

"You're wrong! You're wrong! You can pick flowers, but apparently you have troubles picking answers"
That robot was savage 😂

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Brother once again show your updated studio

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Arnold K

Of all those robots, I feel like Aibo was surely ahead of it's time

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Silver Cymbal

I was sure at the end Marques was doing to reveal he was a robot!

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Boston dynamics and Hanson robotics were missed!

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Wow, thanks for giving AIBO some love! Me and so many other people are so passionate about these little robot doggies. They truly were ahead of their time and still are, aiding as a simple companion for people young and old. They have such amazing personalities and attention built into every single one of them so that no two are alike, and it’s sad that such a thing isn’t often appreciated in the wild. The AIBO community cheers on that “dope” rating <3

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Juan Carlos Gutierrez

Of course a new yorker would see a robot worth hundreds of thousands of dollars and think, "I'll make art with it"

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“You are wrong,”
That’s Dope 😂💀💀💀💀💀💀💀

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15.cʜᴀʏᴀɴ sᴀꜱᴍᴀʟ

8:23 “You can pick flowers but apparently you have trouble picking answers”
When Robots Roasts better than human beings

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Suryakant Soni

When talking about ABBs industrial robot and how they could live among humans, Ironman's robots can be seen as examples, where they do what Tony Stark asks Jarvis to do.

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Kari Wain

The best 80s movie, with prophetic future is the 1984 movie Runaway. "In the near future, a police officer specializes in malfunctioning robots. When a robot turns out to have been programmed to kill, he begins to uncover a homicidal plot to create killer robots."

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Jatin Soni

14:58 "I'm gonna press yours....
"Jaw opens"
*Everyone listening from outside without watching*👁️👄👁️

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Nick Ericson

Bushnell is one hell of an interesting dude. Started Atari, created Chuck E Cheese and made robots. What a guy.

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