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Monday, Jul. 19, 2004 @ 3:51 pm
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I couldn't resist snapping this picuture of my son this morning when I went into wake him up. Click on the picture for more photos in my photo blog.

Despite having to work it was a relativley great weekend. Friday night Warren and I went to see I,Robot. Those who have read the Asimov book ( a collection of short stories tied together by a common character and theme actually) will be disapointed if they are expecting to see a movie version of the classic novel. However if you view the movie as a separate story and not in the same vein as the movie it is actually a great movie and quite enjoyable.

While both have the character of Robotpsychologist (apparently in the future my toaster will have its own threapist?) Susan Calvin and make use of Asimov's three Laws of Robotics,beyond that they more or less part company other than the same basic theme of artificial intelligence developing a form of self awareness, and what can happen as a result of this if it runs a bit well amuck.

Three laws of Robotics
1.A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.

2.A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.

3.A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

While on the surface the movie is basically another hi-tech glizty action packed sci fi movie about robots run amok to take over the world. (As opposed to the Asimov stories which are about the evolution of robots and uses science avaiable at the time Asimov wrote it in 1950) At its heart its got a little something more (beyond Will Smith taking a shower sans curtain), its a movie about artificial intelligence that has moved past being a simple appliance or aid, that has like man evolved into something more than what it started out as. About how man can only control so much, it asks questions about what is life, what is real, and is it wise for man to place so much trust in machines.

While there are a few minor plot holes, (judging by that Audi -no advertising there (yeah right)- homocide cops of the future are making damn good money - or police departments have much higher budgets than we could dream of) they are small enough as to be overlooked, and a few extra details such as the fact that in 30 years a cheap dinner of a small steak, two eggs and hashbrowns will run over $30 in a small hole in the wall. On the other hand its nice to know that I won't have to worry about driving my car, as it will be able to do it for me, while I check my email on the window, and talk on my cell phone that I can wear on my ear and dial by voice recognition. And if that isn't bad enough, my car will have the audacity to argue with me. (and I thought current cars had attitude problems). Over all I would say it is a great movie and definately worth seeing, but the first sign that my microwave is in on a plot and its going out. I like the idea of artificial intelligence, (for example comic relief of C-3PO or the humanness of Data,), but I am not ready to live in a world where not only do people give me a hard time, but now I can argue with my appliances too and they can talk back. I also loved the small bit role of Shia LeBouf (the fuzzy haired kid on Even Stevens and in the movie Holes - that kid is going places if you ask me)

In other news, I have a job interview tommorrow. I don't want to say too much lest I jinx myself, but it looks to be a much better job than what I currently have, and its more money and closer to home. The lady I talked to seemed almost too eager, as she practically wanted to start filling out stuff before she had any idea of my background or qualifications. I could really use some good vibes and prayers or whatever you have on this. I really really need to get out of Vitamin Hell but I can't afford to be unemployed which means I'm trapped here until I find the exit door. I just hope this is the right door.

Wednesday I get to be poked, prodded, folded, spindled and mutilated. Or at least it seems that way. Going no food from Midnight until after my appointment will probably be the hardest part. Getting them put in wasn't that bad, so lets hope this isn't so bad either. And lets hope all my levels etc.. come back in normal range.


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In every neighborhood there is at least one house that all the neighbors gossip about. This is a diary from the woman who lives in that house. I am a single mother in her mid thirties. I live in North Dakota with my son, Warren.

I tend to be a bit of a slob, and am the opposite of a girly-girl. I am geek girl, who loves Star Wars, Star Trek, Harry Potter, Buffy, Angel, action movies, science fiction, action adventure, Dr. Who, and so on and so on.

I love to write and while I don't post much fiction online anymore I would love to be a writer someday. I am also overweight, bipolar and suffer from allergy induced asthma.