The more advanced engineers get with robotics, the more complex the gears and pistons and rods and sensors get, the more we seem to want to slap human skin on the outside. Meet Repliee Q1: she's a pleasant Japanese woman, adorned in slacks and casual salmon blazer. And look, she's even extending her hand to shake yours. Seems lovely, until you remember Repliee Q1 isn't a woman at all, and was unveiled at a Japanese tech exhibit back in 2005. Surely, lifelike robots have become, well, even more lifelike since, but Repliee Q1 has definitely made a few frat boys quip, "Yeah, but, after nine vodka/cranberries, would you?"
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Before the advent of agriculture 10,000 years ago, humans got their food by hunting, gathering, and fishing. Scientists are turning to these ancient me... More Before the advent of agriculture 10,000 years ago, humans got their food by hunting, gathering, and fishing. Scientists are turning to these ancient methods of subsistence for insights into how we can feed our growing global population in years to come—without overwhelming the planet. In its September 2014 issue, National Geographic magazine explores the evolution of the human diet across a wide spectrum of cultures: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/foodfeatures/evolution-of-diet/ By 2050 we'll need to feed two billion more people. Click here for a special eight-month series exploring how we can do that—without overwhelming the planet: http://food.nationalgeographic.com.
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