Subject: Re: ROBOTS MADE OUT OF FOOD

Date: Tue, 15 Dec 1998 04:07:19 GMT

From: nospamum@radix.net (Mumthra)

Organization: MotPU: Where Binary Moodswings are ALWAYS on the Menu

Newsgroups: alt.slack, alt.foot.fat-free

References: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4

 

 

Peter Hipwell <petehip@cogsci.ed.ac.uk> wrote:

: Mumthra wrote:

: > I have also been thinking about ROBOTS THAT MAKE ROBOTS MADE OUT OF

: > FOOD. As long as they were made out of food, there would need to be

: > efficient manufacturing. I'd like to see a box that rests on the

: > kitchen counter (do you call it a counter? is it called a "SLEEVE" or

: > something over there?), anyway this box would have a little flap that

:

: I don't think calling that particular domestic "it" a "counter" is

: specifically FORBIDDEN in any way, but I'm not sure whether anyone

: DOES. I'm not really sure WHAT "we" call "it"; possibly "worksurface" if

: "we" absolutely HAVE to be PRECISE. But normally "we" can get away

: without talking about "it" at all.

 

I think it's rather ODD that you "feel" the need to SPECULATE on the

possibility that "counter" would be a "forbidden" term. I intend to

start a SURVEY (or a POPQUIZ if you prefer) to find out the word that

might be most often used if a word, for which it were called, were

called for.

: I have come up with two NEW brilliant schemes.

:

: 1. Self-flipping pancakes (self-explanatory, too).

 

I LOVE IT!

 

: 2. Self-reproducing food. If ROBOTS MADE OUT OF FOOD could reproduce,

: then this would mean (a) free food for everyone; (b) forestalling of

: food robot revolution. Not only this, but the application of genetic

: algorithms would encourage the evolution of the MOST EDIBLE food robots,

: eventually resulting in extremely sugary red spaghetti swarming down

: your gullet in search of defenceless mince puppies to strangle.

:

: THIS IS THE FUTURE!

 

Two more of my thoughts have spun from your number 2.

 

a. I am afraid that evolution would favor ROBOTS MADE OUT OF FOOD that

taste BAD.

 

b. What about FOOD for self-reproducing ROBOTS MADE OUT OF FOOD. Well?

If they are going to reproduce, they are going to need to get energy

from somewhere, why not from food? If they are going to EAT in order

to make more food, then shouldn't they be made to eat the least

processed form of their constituents?

 

Imagine a cloud of meatball spores that need only to eat and grow to

make LOTSA MEATABALLS. They blow around in the air until they waft

into a COW. Then BBZZZZZZZZTTT!!! The cow is COMPLETELY consumed

instantly and WHAMMMM! an ENORMOUS pile of meatballs has grown up and

is fully powered to seek its destiny.

 

It could be a spectacle as well as a food production savings!

 

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Subject: Re: ROBOTS MADE OUT OF FOOD

Date: Thu, 17 Dec 1998 03:13:01 GMT

From: nospamum@radix.net (Mumthra)

Organization: MotPU: Where Binary Moodswings are ALWAYS on the Menu

Newsgroups: alt.slack, alt.foot.fat-free

References: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6

 

 

Peter Hipwell <petehip@cogsci.ed.ac.uk> wrote:

: Mumthra wrote:

: > a. I am afraid that evolution would favor ROBOTS MADE OUT OF FOOD that

: > taste BAD.

:

: DAMNE HELLFIRE! Why didn't I THINK of that? Except, of course, that in

: artificial selection we can select for any traits we want. So, we fix it

: so that gestation is only possible in the HUMAN STOMACH...

 

BRILLLLLLLIANT! This could be tricky in the case of those enormous

sticky pastry pyramid things--for which I have obviously forgotten the

label--in that most hosts' intestines would EXPLODE well before the

dessert was completely "ready." It could be REALLY useful for parties,

though, if one had the CAPACITY to grow an entire menu and then

SPLORTCH it out for one's guests. "Dinner is <BLENOOOOHARGH> served!"

 

Kinda like big BIRD creatures, except with ROBOTS MADE OUT OF FOOD.

 

: Originally, I was thinking about tapping geothermal energy. Nothing

: would give me greater delight than to think of herds of pork pies and

: battered smoked sausages boring their way up from the CORE OF THE

: EARTH...

 

Oh, YES! Imagine the HARD CHEESE DAMAGE! Heat-resistant SONIC FOOD! A

high speed quiche with swiss chard that REALLY leaves a few Swiss

charred!!

 

YUM!

 

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Subject: Re: ROBOTS MADE OUT OF FOOD

Date: Thu, 17 Dec 1998 03:13:01 GMT

From: nospamum@radix.net (Mumthra)

Organization: MotPU: Where Binary Moodswings are ALWAYS on the Menu

Newsgroups: alt.slack, alt.foot.fat-free

References: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6

 

 

Peter Hipwell <petehip@cogsci.ed.ac.uk> wrote:

: Mumthra wrote:

: > a. I am afraid that evolution would favor ROBOTS MADE OUT OF FOOD that

: > taste BAD.

:

: DAMNE HELLFIRE! Why didn't I THINK of that? Except, of course, that in

: artificial selection we can select for any traits we want. So, we fix it

: so that gestation is only possible in the HUMAN STOMACH...

 

BRILLLLLLLIANT! This could be tricky in the case of those enormous

sticky pastry pyramid things--for which I have obviously forgotten the

label--in that most hosts' intestines would EXPLODE well before the

dessert was completely "ready." It could be REALLY useful for parties,

though, if one had the CAPACITY to grow an entire menu and then

SPLORTCH it out for one's guests. "Dinner is <BLENOOOOHARGH> served!"

 

Kinda like big BIRD creatures, except with ROBOTS MADE OUT OF FOOD.

 

: Originally, I was thinking about tapping geothermal energy. Nothing

: would give me greater delight than to think of herds of pork pies and

: battered smoked sausages boring their way up from the CORE OF THE

: EARTH...

 

Oh, YES! Imagine the HARD CHEESE DAMAGE! Heat-resistant SONIC FOOD! A

high speed quiche with swiss chard that REALLY leaves a few Swiss

charred!!

 

YUM!

 

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This was probably from Mumthra.

 

 

Subject: Re: ROBOTS MADE OUT OF FOOD

Date: Wed, 16 Dec 1998 06:33:12 GMT

From: chaotic-cognition@santafe.edu

Organization: Above the Feigenbaum Constant

Newsgroups: alt.slack

References: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4

 

In alt.slack Peter Hipwell wrote:

 

} I have come up with two NEW brilliant schemes.

 

Here's hoping.

 

} 1. Self-flipping pancakes (self-explanatory, too).

 

I'm investigating this as part of an ongoing study which originated as the

"pancake herding instinct" studies from the Worm Runner's Digest and early

JIR. Following Timberlake's et al (1975) (undergraduate!) work which

illustrated a paradox in learning theory by showing that rats will not become

cannibals simply by being shown other rats eating, we're predicting that

pancakes will not tend to self-flip simply because they perceive their

herd-mates poised at a critical angle due to butter pat intervention within

the herd.

 

We're planning post-trial sacrifice and dissection for obvious reasons. Syrup

will be withheld until after dissection as an obvious control measure.

 

} 2. Self-reproducing food. If ROBOTS MADE OUT OF FOOD could reproduce,

} then this would mean (a) free food for everyone; (b) forestalling of

} food robot revolution. Not only this, but the application of genetic

} algorithms would encourage the evolution of the MOST EDIBLE food robots,

} eventually resulting in extremely sugary red spaghetti swarming down

} your gullet in search of defenceless mince puppies to strangle.

}

} THIS IS THE FUTURE!

 

This is the present. Genetic manipulation has resulted in the product being

marketed in altered form by McDonalds.

 

Did it never occur to anyone to check the sugar content of a "meat" product?

 

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