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    Re: ...wrapped in oiled leather...

    Quote Originally Posted by rodgers white View Post
    You said, "The American comedian and filmmaker Woody Allen made a movie where he says, 'I've never paid for sex,' and the woman says, 'Yes you just have. You just didn't know it'." What is the movie where he says that? Is it 'Manhattan'?
    I just Googled it. Apparently, it's from Shadows and Fog (1991).
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    Re: ...wrapped in oiled leather...

    I don't get the "put part of his mind" part.
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    Re: ...wrapped in oiled leather...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    I don't get the "put part of his mind" part.
    It's kind of a science fiction. So at first, Rui was invented accidentally with his mind dwelling in a very big computer. Later, Rui's inventor, Gan's father, tried to transfer Rui's mind to a small human-shaped robot with sythetical intelligence. But the process was full of turns and twists. After the trial and error, Gan's father could put part of Gan's mind into the core brain of robot. The research work was still going on at that time...
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    Re: ...wrapped in oiled leather...

    Quote Originally Posted by rodgers white View Post
    It's kind of a science fiction. So at first, Rui was invented accidentally with his mind dwelling in a very big computer. Later, Rui's inventor, Gan's father, tried to transfer Rui's mind to a small human-shaped robot with synthetic intelligence. But the process was full of twists and turns. After much trial and error, Gan's father could put part of Rui's mind into the core brain of a robot. The research work was still going on.
    The term mind is an abstract concept, just as personality is. If you could move part of one from one place to another and did so it would be essentially changed.

    Assuming Rui is real and you could transfer him from a mainframe computer to a robot, if you transferred only part of him it wouldn't be Rui anymore.

    Are we writing a science fiction story? Is Rui an android?
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    Re: ...wrapped in oiled leather...

    Yeah, a sci-fi. Yes, you are right. It wouldn't be Rui anymore if you transferred only part of his mind. However, the process succeeded finally. I mean Rui's mind was transferred to the robot completely.
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    Re: ...wrapped in oiled leather...

    Quote Originally Posted by rodgers white View Post
    It's kind of a science fiction. So at first, Rui was invented accidentally with his mind dwelling in a very big computer. Later, Rui's inventor, Gan's father, tried to transfer Rui's mind to a small human-shaped robot with sythetical intelligence. But the process was full of turns and twists. After the trial and error, Gan's father could put part of Gan's mind into the core brain of robot. The research work was still going on at that time...
    Do you mean Gan's mind or Rui's?

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    Re: ...wrapped in oiled leather...

    Oops, my mistake. I mean Rui's.
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    Re: ...wrapped in oiled leather...

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I just Googled it. Apparently, it's from Shadows and Fog (1991).
    Yes. Jody Foster plays the madame in a brothel. It's his strangest movie.
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    Re: ...wrapped in oiled leather...

    Quote Originally Posted by rodgers white View Post
    As for 'Autonomous mobility', I mean: Rui, a robot with a sythetical intelligence, has gained the ability of the freedom of movement without the control of human beings.

    Aha.


    By the way, I placed the first paragraph in a quotation mark. I mean the whole paragraph is the words said by Lanhua, the daughter of Jingying.

    Aha again!


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    You said, "The American comedian and filmmaker Woody Allen made a movie where he says, 'I've never paid for sex,' and the woman says, 'Yes you just have. You just didn't know it'." What is the movie where he says that? Is it 'Manhattan'?

    Ems beat me to it. (I only come here on days that start with T or S.)
    Carry on!
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    Re: ...wrapped in oiled leather...

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    Jody Jodie Foster
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