Think your good at air hockey?
You will lose.
Scientists in Japan have developed a robot which is unbeatable at air hockey. The robot utilities a camera to track the movement of the puc at 500 frames per second. This means that even at frighteningly quick air hockey strikes (lets say it moves the 1M table in 0.1 seconds) the robot will see 50 frames of where the puc is travelling. Giving it plenty of time to move to attack, block or stay stationary is the shot is going to be ineffective.
It would be like playing against someone on ketamine, every action being depicted as super-slow-mo.
Not only does the robot have the ability of foresight, it also utilities a very smart adaptive playing style. It uses Motion Pattern Histogram data, which tracts the movement of the opponents paddle and can tell whether the opponent is playing aggressively or defensive over a period of time and can adjust its relative strategy accordingly.
So, however good you think you are, it will always be better.
Next thing to do?
Let a robot play a robot. It could be a never ending 0-0, or depending on how well they adapt it could be a forever tense infinity-infinity.
It would be interesting after a very long time to see if there was any difference in score. As to say that one previously identical program has developed itself further, or possibly due to the smallest detail such as assembly optimization.
fuck I want this
THEY’RE FRENCH FRY BODY PILLOWS YOU CAN PRETEND ITS A BOY BUT ITS FOOD AND THAT SUMS UP MY ENTIRE LIFE
My mom suggested ketchup packet pillows…
you could have some epic Jedi battles with those
F U C K Bi Tc He S Ge Tm O Ne Y
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‘Tis all in vain to hold Thy tongue
Or touch the hollow of my thigh;
Though every sinew be unstrung,
Out of my arms Thou shalt not fly;
Wrestling I will not let Thee go
Till I Thy name, Thy nature know.
What though my shrinking flesh complain,
And murmur to contend so long?
I rise superior to my pain,
When I am weak, then I am strong
And when my all of strength shall fail,
I shall with the God-man prevail.
—come, o thou traveler unknown, by charles wesley
The longer you stare at this picture the worse it gets.
oh my god, it really does
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