aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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i, for one, fear our new robot overlords
Posted by dav at 2004 February 10 11:52 AM
File under: Thoughts

The iRobot marketing assault at eTech was the scariest conference keynote ever. Props to Burtonator for asking the ethics question.

(thanks to g10 for locating the original strip used in the presentation, in which the original dialogue had been replaced by some roomba propaganda)

Update: ha, I guess I'm a tree hugging hacker.

Comments:

agreed. But I still really want a roomba (floor-cleaning vacuum robot).

Posted by: Sean on February 21, 2004 03:58 PM

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