Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Coors Robot

Coors is a large place. A very large place. I was under Clear Creek today while still inside the brewery. And I keep saying things that keep getting me strange looks and chuckles. I'm helping perform a printer inventory which means tracking down every printer in the five mile Coors valley, putting a little bar code sticker on it, and doing a bunch of paperwork on each one. The other day I was putting the bar codes on printers and I was like, "Man, if I was a robot I could put these on straight every time."

Yesterday my mind was being boggled by all the locations I was being led to to find tucked-away and hard to find printers. I, of course, was thoroughly lost, confused, and discombobulated (side note: surprisingly the Firefox and Blogger spellcheckers have discombobulated as a real word). I was imagining releasing robots on helicopter rotors with cameras to map the entire brewery so we could make a digital map for Unreal Tournament or Counter-Strike or some other similar 3D game engine, and then wishing I could have just been doing it the whole time with my brain and I was like, "Man, if I was a robot I would never get lost." It was rich.

Really, I'd prefer to be a cyborg. My questions about the mind-body problem make me reluctant to sign up for a mind transfer to a completely mechanical body. Yep, I'm a nerd.


Elizabeth said...

OMG!!! A NEW post???

Sean said...

Ooh, this inspires some new 6WS-F:

Quandary; Does God allow Robot bodies?

Mr. Greene (and His Orchestra) said...

Well, I think nerds would make the best cyborgs. I think they're much less likely to use their newfound powers for evil.

Roger said...

You should read my paper on the Mind Body Problem from my philosophy class last year. It's a goodn. In my opinion, Cyborg is the way to go. If you give up your body, you give up your humanity.