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Old February 2 2012, 10:43 PM   #16
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Re: How self-centered is this?

Kelso wrote:
Wait a sec, why hasn't anyone made one to look like Brent Spiner/Data?
Probably for fear of getting sued by Spiner for using his image w/o permission, or that CBS would consider it an infringement of the Data character, and claim ownership of it. (Dang! Ninjaed by Miss Chicken!)
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Old February 2 2012, 10:48 PM   #17
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Re: How self-centered is this?

Oh, yeah. Obvious answer is obvious.

*facepalm*
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Old February 3 2012, 12:20 AM   #18
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Re: How self-centered is this?

That robot looks like an AI-- artificial intoxication.
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Old February 3 2012, 01:30 AM   #19
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Re: How self-centered is this?

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Just amazingly narcissistic.
Amazingly Awesome, you mean.

I'm thinking Michael Keaton in Multiplicity here. But without the personality drawbacks.
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Old February 3 2012, 02:06 PM   #20
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So they weren't far off when they characterized Soong to create Data after his own image.
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Old February 3 2012, 03:42 PM   #21
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Re: How self-centered is this?

I don't know. It would seem pretty pointless to pay someone to use their likeness when creating one of these things. Using yourself as a model is probably the most cost effective and time efficient way to go about it.
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Old February 3 2012, 04:15 PM   #22
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Just amazingly narcissistic.
Looks like a more well groomed version of Tommy Saxondale.

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Old February 3 2012, 06:37 PM   #23
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I don't know. It would seem pretty pointless to pay someone to use their likeness when creating one of these things. Using yourself as a model is probably the most cost effective and time efficient way to go about it.
Artists are often told to keep a self portrait in their portfolios. It shows a prospective client one's abilities when the imitation of life can easily be compared to the subject. I suppose if we presume for a moment at least that these scientists are not just complete egotists, there is a valid and logical reason for copying yourself. You can show funders, prospective funders, your boss, and whoever just how life like your android is (or maybe isn't).

Nerd hat off.
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Old February 4 2012, 10:52 AM   #24
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^^ You can also sit him at your desk and program him to look busy while you go see a movie.
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Old February 4 2012, 08:10 PM   #25
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I wouldn't say is narcissistic at all, its what makes most sense. As others have pointed out, the model for the face needs to be available at beck and call during construction and then during testing and they can avoid having to pay someone to use their likeness.
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Old February 4 2012, 10:27 PM   #26
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Bending over backwards to come up with excuses for it, yeah.
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Old February 5 2012, 02:36 AM   #27
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who would you use?
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Old February 5 2012, 11:03 AM   #28
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Me, I'd use Surya Bonaly or Linda Park. Or maybe Fay Wray or Myrna Loy. Depends on which era my head was in at the moment.
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Old February 5 2012, 10:42 PM   #29
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How self-centered was that? Not at all. People had written autobiographies or painted self portraits before.

If he had modeled it after a beautiful woman, people may have questions about his "after hours" work.
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