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Robot wedding in Japan is spectacularly weird (Tomorrow Daily 203)
On today's show, two robots get married, controlling a range rover with a smartphone.
An archaic console by Sony and Nintendo has been unveiled.
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Greetings citizens of the internet welcome to, Tomorrow Daily the best geek talk show in the known Universe.
I'm Ashely Esqueda joining me as always, Khail Anonymous, the man, the myth, the pizza.
Happy weekend is over day.
You said you had a pretty good fourth of July which is nice.
I had that stupid hot dog pizza that they just introduced here in the States.
I'm surprised you're still standing.
I hated that thing.
Was it disgusting?
Well, not for the moment the pizza touched.
[INAUDIBLE] your tongue and chew it once twice.
You're like hey all right.
And then it has to be apart of your body and it's just disgusting.
Oh that's not so good.
And pretzel bun here so it was like extra salty.
I drank like 14 gallons of water after that Afterwards just to heal myself, so that's my fourth of July.
That's 2 more gallons than what Kale normally drinks in a day, pretty serious.
Alright guys, let's hit the headlines.
We hear an open phone line, somebody is calling somebody.
I'm going to give you one guess as to where this took place.
Two robots got married.
Oh of course, yeah.
So the world's first robot wedding happened.
Well, I mean, there's not much more I can say about it, but, we have some footage.
This is insane.
It's an actual robot wedding between two robots, not like a person trying to marry a robot or a doll or whatever.
The bride is [UNKNOWN] looks really humanoid, modeled after a pop star in Japan, and then the groom, which you can see right there in the red [UNKNOWN] they were escorted up to the front.
And that's him trying to kiss the bride there, needed a little help from the human, yep, there we go.
Alright, great work.
The humans also had to recite their robot vows, because you know people don't speak robot yet.
They did cut their own wedding cake, as you saw and this is their reception, they have little robot backup dancers.
There's a hundred or so attendees.
They each paid about 80 bucks to attend this robot wedding, but, unfortunately not legally binding.
These two are not actually married because robot rights is not a thing yet.
They don't recognize robots and robot marriages in Japan.
They're going to have to wait a little bit.
Still got a long way to go world.
We gotta get those robots married.
Not there yet, not there yet.
This, I just saw this story [LAUGH] and just thought it was a, amazing and perfect for the show.
And b, the big question for me is actually our hashtag of the day Which is tdwedbots.
What gift do you get them?
Where would they register?
I'm still trying to process the story.
I can't really answer this question.
It's really crazy, like-
It makes my brain hurt.
[CROSSTALK] What religion of marriage Was it they married under.
I'm going to go [UNKNOWN] all the way.
I'd go, that they had a honeymoon.
Where would they go?
Where did they meet?
On the internet.
I'm going to answer all of your questions.
Okay, well I'm done.
But complete speculation.
They clearly met in a bar.
Well I know how they are compatible, but it's probably because they are programmed that way.
Does she have a USB port and he has a USB LAN?
I'm gonna guess, yes.
So, what a way to start the week with robot love.
The world's first, as far as I'm aware, robot wedding.
I'm really unsettled by this.>>Are you?>>Why would they want to get married, anyway?>>Well, I don't know.
You know, I find that weird nobody actually asked that.>>Did they say "'Til death do us part," or did they say something different?>>'Til dismantle.>>Do they say 'til we boot down, like we shut down?>>Boot down?
I have a lot of questions.
I would pay $80 to go to this, by the way.>>A hundred percent I would pay 80 bucks to go to a robot wedding.
I pay maybe a little more.
So that is your hashtag of the day.
What do you get a robot couple for a wedding gift.
So you obviously had an answer to that.
Well I feel like I get them.
Well here is the thing, I feel like I would get them something for their home, but they're robots so you can't really get them a toaster, it is a little insulting.
So what do you get them?
I guess I would get them a Ya I don't really know that's a great question.
I'm glad I thought of it cuz I don't know the answer.
Maybe like an antivirus software so that they.
Don't get any.
Okay so lets move onto a marriage of a different type.
Yeah tell me about this.
Now long ago.
It was said.
It was actually true that Sony.
Was going to make a console with Nintendo.
This is something that it that they had been talking about doing.
But the plan fell through because Nintendo decided to work with Philips Instead.
But there apparently was a console made.
Well, a Reddit user has apparently found that console.
And we now have it to actually see for the first time.
Here it is, this is the PlayStation
Look at this.
Oh, that's kind of weird that they stuck with that name.
Such a familiar name.
Yeah, so this man claims he's a son of a businessman who knew a high-ranking Sony executive.
Back in late 80s, early 90s and posted the images of this prototype console on Reddit and ASSEMblergames.
Look at this!
So check it out, not only does this play cartridge discs like
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
But it plays CDs like Sony wanted to.
This is both.
There's like blah, here's all the things we want to do.
Just put it all in there.
You can see, that it has a super Nintendo controller.
So yeah, we've never seen a console like this before.
But we've heard rumors about it though.
It's been a rumor for a really long time.
Now the guy that found it, he doesn't have a power connector for it so he's looking for that so that he can load this up.
It doesn't look like he has any games for it, but if he can find the power thing, we can see maybe a menu, some user interface.
See what they were doing.
Oh man, I hope.
This is the first and only time we've seen this.
I don't, it looks like a monster.
It looks like a mistake.
Frankenstein monster of Playstation.
It looks like, kill me, because it's like, CD cartridge, headphone jack!
[LAUGH] I can hear it saying it right now.
And it's, yeah, look, you can tell that it's old.
All yellowed out.
Yeah, there's nobody screaming Fake, by the way.
Nobody screaming fake.
They're just like yeah.
They mentioned that the guy was like, Oh, I got it from my dad's friend Olaf.
Which there was a guy that was in charge of Nintendo back then name Uluv or something like that.
So there ya go.
Weird, now so if I recall correctly, and this is just for your own sake as nerds, fellow nerds, it wasn't E3 cuz it hadn't started yet.
But Sony had come out and had talked about like their vision of what this machine would be.
And then literally like I think hours later, Nintendo was like Yeah, about that.
We're not going to be doing that.
We're going to be going with Phillip's, like you said.
It was just like, no.
And Sony was super embarrassed about that.
Actually that falling out became the Playstation, that's why Sony decided to make their own console.
So this is like a pretty big piece of video gaming history, which is so cool.
Well, it's the first time we ever heard of those two even
Talking to each other, so it's like crazy.
And also, they didn't move.
Wait, they went on to do Super Nintendo thought, right?
Yeah, Nintendo went on to do Absennia and then Sony had to go back to the drawing board because Nintendo didn't.
There was a separation of cartridge versus CD
versus CD right right [CROSSTALK]
So it's like it broke off and they each did their own.
Yup, Nintendo kept going with cartridge
Sony said let's just keep our CD reader.
Let's move to the future to get more information.
So there you go.
Yeah, super interesting stuff.
So this was the thing that was long rumored.
And no-one had really ever seen a prototype, and I think the estimate was like 200 of these may exist.
And a lot of them have probably been destroyed at this point.
So this is like
That this has even shown up at this point in time is amazing.
Okay, last story and then we'll get into a break and then we'll come back with [UNKNOWN].
So I want to show you this Jaguar.
[LAUGH] Land Rover just showed off this prototype Range Rover Sport.
And it's special because
You'll see, the guy gets out of the car, and he pulls out his phone, and he's controlling a full-size car with his phone, which is crazy.
Not great, Bob.
Not great, Bob.
So this is really fascinating.
You're not going to be doing any real-life racing with this.
The example here that they've given is sort of off-roading.
Instead of having to continually get in and out of your car to make a move if you're off-roading, you'd be able to do this instead.
You can see exactly where the car is going and adjust.
So, it goes up to four miles per hour.
And this is what I would use it for right here, getting in and out of tight parking space, someone parks real close to you, back the car up.
You can't be like two miles away.
Sadly, this will not be like James Bond.
Remote controlled cars.
All that crazy stuff.
It goes four miles per hour.
Also, you gotta be within 30 feet of it.
You gotta be pretty close.
If you get out of that range, it automatically stops.
They also show this, which is an autonomous three-point turn that the car can do if you need to do a U-turn.
You just set that up and it does it for you.
They did a whole bunch of stuff and I just found that really fascinating that they're like, hey let's find a way to remote control a full sized crossover with your smartphone.
Looks like you could also use it for things like backing up to a trailer so that you can hook that up cuz it's really hard to kind of like center those connection things.
And also really important if you're going to want to ghost ride the whip.
So that's always good.
100% Listen, I think that's probably the number one goal, the ghost ride the whip.
There are three people that watch this show that know what ghost ride the whip means.
And we're two of them, so there you have it.
I don't watch this show.
Oh, you don't watch this show?
Okay, well that makes one of us.
So yeah, that's, I just thought that it was super fascinating.
And I kind of love this idea, like you were saying sometimes we're trying to back into a space or otherwise like figure something out with the back of your car.
A camera doesn't really cut it sometimes, you just want to see it, so this is kind of a neat little piece of technology and a really fun prototype.
Yeah it's super cool, I'm glad that they put some governing on it so that you're not just like driving in on the freeway [LAUGH] watch this [INAUDIBLE].
It's like oh, yeah, let's just throw somebody in there and terrify them.
Oh, so you could totally sit on top of your car and drive it around.
Nobody even mentioned that.
You could, in fact, do that.
That's super cool.
That would be fun.
I like this, what car is it again?
It's a Range Rover.
The Range Rover Sportsman prototype.
So we'll see if they ever integrate this technology in with their cars.
I would imagine so.
Scare so many people.
I think a lot of people will be terrified of this.
I can like run away from my car and be driving and noo!
I love it, I want it.
If you could do a really great little video to pretend like your car's Christine.
Like it's going to run you down, but it'll only be going 4 miles an hour, so it wouldn't be that terrifying.
We're going to take a quick break.
But before we go you have to see how many iPhones it takes to stop an AK-74, not a typo, not a 47, 74.
An AK-74 bullet.
So check this out.
We'll be right back.
Welcome back to the show.
I promise you Kel is not drinking a 40, otherwise it'd be in a paper bag.
It's Monday it is Monday, I'm sorry which means that we have to talk about crowd funding.
So this is back it or hack it.
Gill I found the best crowd fund ever for you.
Okay, you're really into VR.
You want to make VR content.
So I'm going to let me.
You can now do that.
So you can let yourself do it because of spirit cam 2. This is their Kickstarter video.
Oh my God, what is wrong with this guy?
There it is.
It is a little, tiny tennis ball size
4K 360 degree VR camera.
This is crazy.
So here's what's on board.
Six image sensors, six lenses, a Wi-Fi button, an on and off button, a micro USB Port, eight tripods mounts, four microphones, six micro SD card slots.
All on board, this thing has the size of a pencil.
That dog is a jerk.
So, he just stole a steak.
This guy's just sleeping.
You see, yeah, it says be there.
So, now, he's going to be able to go back.
What's the resolution on these cameras?
Okay, that's all you needed to shut me up.
4K, 360 degrees.
It says, they shoot in raw.
You have the ability to shoot raw, which is crazy good.
And it has wi-fi and streaming baked right in.
Viewing and sharing content on your smart phone and desktop, super easy.
There's a mobile app, you start and stop recording with it.
Monitor the view while you're recording, you can do that.
You can transfer and edit, and otherwise work with your video really, really easily.
And they're saying it said that they have the software to stitch together your videos, seamlessly.
You won't have to worry about it, you won't have to sit there, and like focus on everything.
Looks pretty awesome.
It's a little bit expensive.>>No.
This is unbelievable.
It's super good.>> You get it, we get it, this is what people wanted, we don't want to put like
Fifteen goPros together.
I know, I know.
We don't want to have to create some--
They're tennis ball sized.
And then when, you know, you have to put goPros every now and then.
No, this is perfect.
One device, and people are going to make great videos.
But of course, they're going to have to pay how much?
How much would you pay for this?
Lets do an infomercial!
Kail Anonymous, how much would you pay for this product?
Would you pay a thousand dollars?
Would you pay five hundred dollars?
Would you pay two thousand dollars?
I paid $400 max.
You're gonna be waiting a while my friend.
Because this camera as of right now they are in their second round of early bird.
And if you want just the camera.
But there's a lot of technology in there!
I know, it's really, really impressive.
So it's not ready for consumers, but people are going to be picking this thing up anyway.
I disagree That's not true.
People pay a thousand dollars for a Phantom, for the GGI Phantom.
That's not even a 4K camera, it's a 1080P camera on a drone.
But you're talking about prosumers.
So you're talking about the people who make these videos and make money off of it.
My moms' not going to pick one up and bring it to go to the lake.
It's going to be my friend who has a drone Has professional cameras, and adds this to his list of things that he owns.
I think, like, my dad, for example, would probably buy this, and take it hunting with him.
Like, he does hunting trips.
And I feel like this is something he might buy.
Like, people who have a little bit of extra spending cash, who, like, have hobbies.
So like, maybe somebody who, like, goes out fishing.
Or, you know, sailboating or whatever, kayaking.
Like, you can do all that stuff.
Like, I would imagine it would be stuff like that.
The 4K DGI Samsung is I think about the same price.
It's $1,299 or $1,399.
So to me, this seems like just early adopter as opposed to prosumer.
I don't think it's necessarily people who are gonna make money off their content, there will be a lot of that.
I think you're absolutely right there.
But I do think that there's gonna be early adopters who are like, I just really wanna get in on this VR game and I'm willing to pay a premium for it.
Producer Logan was just showing the kickstarter on their website.
They asked for $150,000, already past that.
They're at $153,000 or $154,000.
Yeah, $154,000 with 23 days left.
So they are They are just cruising right along, so this will absolutely get made, and it, I mean, it looks awesome.
This is great.
I think we needed this giant step already-
A hundred percent.
So that people like goPro will step up, and all the other camera companies will step up.
This'll be our great access point to start making VR content.
Now, just easiest stuff on Earth.
Easy as that.
Phone, or 3D content, I mean was that part of it?
Not 3D, but they did, the cool thing is that they actually have a whole bunch of different arms and mouses, it's a standard tripod mount, but they have a whole bunch of them.
And they also have these, okay.
If we go back to the site, Scroll down a little bit.
They actually have these arms.
That, right there.
They have these little arms that are specifically for putting it down and they don't obscure the view of the camera.
That's really crazy.
Which is awesome [CROSSTALK] because it protects your camera.
Yeah, it protects your camera.
Without getting in the way of your view, which is so cool.
I think that is brilliant.
I love it.
If I had the money I would 100% back it.
What about you?
You'd be in?
I can't wait to see the first filmmaker to get his hands on this.
Whether he uses it for actual 360 stuff, or he uses it so he can have a shot without fail that he can move the angle
to anywhere because if it's four K and he has like an explosion but he wants the camera to move this way, he can just basically pan through
the images that he has
So, yeah, no.
How was it?
You know, you're right.
What is it twelve or fourteen.
It's thirteen ninety-nine.
I totally think that that's not bad at all, all things considered.
The alternate is buying all those go pros
Four times as much.
$8000, yeah, exactly.
I again don't think I"m gonna see any of my lower-end friends that don't already have camera equipment buying one of these but yeah definitely.
Anybody that's into this stuff
[CROSSTALK] I can't wait to see what kind of content.
Like if somebody brings this to ComicCon, awesome.
Yeah, super cool.
And just FYI, [UNKNOWN] cam, if you just want to send us one to try, we can like show people stuff.
I actually like to see stuff like this,
I like to see content made as extras and special features for movies.
So like behind-the-scenes stuff where you can walk around the set, all that.
That's the stuff I wanna see in VR.
I would be willing to pay that $20 to buy, as opposed to just renting, or waiting for Netflix, or whatever.
I would Pay that money to have those types of extra features as opposed to just a two minute gag real.
It's like okay fine, give me the two minute gag real but also give me a couple of gags were I am on the set watching them film and they mess up.
And then I can see that.
That would be awesome.
Yeah, I really like the idea of getting a cool set visit.
Also, if you went to Disneyland they do the fireworks and it's all around you.
If you can do that And I'm serious, we've got millions of ideas.
So send it over.
Yeah, just let us borrow it.
We'll give it back, I promise.
We won't give it back.
No, we will give it back.
Kale might not but I promise I will get it back to you.
Okay, so now we talked about that delightful Kickstarter.
We have to Have to talk about your user feedback.
I have an update on the US versus Japan robot challenge.
Oh yeah, I heard about this.
Challenge accepted, Japan has given in, they said okay, we're gonna pick [FOREIGN] versus Mega Bot.
It is happening.
It is gonna go down.
But more importantly.
They've decided to terms of which the fight's gonna happen.
There is a catch.
There is a catch.
Hand to hand combat only.
Robot hand to hand combat only, no guns.
Obviously, no explosive devices.
They want to keep everybody safe.
But it will be, listen, in any universe that I can get a giant robot fight, I will take it.
And so this is totally cool with me.
Yeah, the video is short and sweet.
It's a minute long.
Well, he said
He goes, we can't let America win.
And then he goes, but it's gotta be way cooler.
Oh, yeah he said it's super American to have guns on it.
So, yeah, he's got a good point.
Two robots standing there just shooting guns at each other is pretty stupid.
So, he wants them to go toe to toe and bash
The crap out of each other.
And he says giant robots are Japanese culture.
I mean, they are in it to win it.
So, it's Melee Combat.
That's what's gonna happen, hand to hand, robot by They want, he says they're going to knock out this robot and turn it into scrap.
And whichever robot wins, that's where I'm going to move to live forever.
Because I'll feel the safest.
That's a good point.
If Japan moves, I'm going to move with my robot over-lord over to Japan.
Hopefully, I think they'll probably also get free Denny's,
The winner, the robot winner.
Every day of your life for breakfast.
Okay, so we asked you guys who you think will win and [UNKNOWN] that this is happening.
This is even better.
Dustin wrote in and said, since there is not a Canadian entry I will cheer for team USA, go Team USA.
You were feeling very patriotic.
A Canadian entry.
Mm-hm, a Canadian entry.
The Canadian, is there a robot?
Do you think they would make one?
It would be really polite.
That's what I'm thinking.
Super polite robot.
It would polite you to death.
It would polite you to death.
It would apologize you to death.
Just like, I'm sorry.
You're so racist.
Rick wrote in and said, I really doubt that there will be an actual fight risking lives of pilots even with paint balls.
Well, guess what, Rick.
It's happening, it's not going to risk the legs of the pilot, but it's gonna happen.
It's happening, now it is happening.
Brad writes in and says Merica for the win.
The robot needs a squadron of mini drone that it launches and they attack from all angles.
I like that, that's very similar to yours, where just a bunch of robots come fight it.
I've been watching a lot of Battle Bots, so I am really into this, as long as there's a lot of destruction.
[UNKNOWN] I just hope it lasts longer than the matches in Battlebots, which is like a minute or two.
I think a 15 to 20 match.
Anything longer than that, I get a little bored.
Cuz then it means they're probably really slow.
But I think 15 minutes.
Is about what I would enjoy.
And then, also, Innovation Required ran into EMP guns.
Antigravity thrusters for air combat, and transforming into mini individual robots on disintegration due to impact.
It's like Iron Man?
Yeah, I like that.
I like all of that happening.
It's pretty good.
So yeah, you guys obviously crushed it.
Really good feedback.
And then we have our very last [INAUDIBLE] feedback, which is our phonetographer of the day.
For those of you not here in the United States of America, it was America's birthday this weekend.
It was the 4th of July.
We like celebrate here in American by blowing stuff up mostly fireworks.
Sometimes other stuff.
But mostly fireworks.
Which is why John wrote in and he said.
Hello Ashley and Kell.
You might remember me.
I'm the guy who sent in the grasshopper.
For a photo a few months back.
These are some photos I took with my Moto X 2013 from the Fourth of July fireworks show in Chambliss, Georgia.
I went there with my friend to watch the explosions in the sky.
I know a lot of the pictures have a fence in them, but that is the closest I could get to them since it was a path.
I hope you like them all but I understand, there can only be one future for phonetography of the day.
Watch every episode, enjoy, Jovan.
What do you mean a lot of photos have a fence in them?
Oh, the ones sent in the email.
He sent an album of different fireworks pictures and I had producer Logan pick his favorite so he picked this one.
But great pictures, and on a MotoX 2013.
That's a couple years old.
It's pretty rad.
It looks good.
Looking good John.
Yeah, very cool.
And I actually like the Sense.
I think I prefer it.
I makes the shot more interesting.
Yeah it makes it unlike everyone else's.
[CROSSTALK] It's like there's a nice foreground.
Looks like you were like in jail while you took this picture.
Shawshank Redemption on 4th of July.
Sorry about that, man.
Yeah, man, must be tough being down the river.
We got freedom on the outside.
You got sent down the river, John, terrible.
All right, that is it.
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