Dec 2008

Time of Eve [Vid]By Staff


I was surfing through the net and I ran into a story about a new animation being produced in Japan by Yasuhiro Yoshiura of Studio Rikka. The production is called Time of Eve and it is a story of humans living alongside near-human androids.

But there is so much that can be read into the tale, which is centered around a unique cafe–called Ibu no Jikan (Time of Eve)–where androids and humans intermingle on the condition that they do not attempt to determine who is flesh and who is not. Within the cafe, the androids have no identifiable characteristics that distinguish them from the human customers; they look the same, sound the same and act the same.Outside the cafe, however, the androids speak in a more mechanical manner and have digital halos–a particularly beautiful effect–that identify them as robots. One idea, Yoshiura explained to The Daily Yomiuri in a recent interview at his Tokyo studio, had been to identify them with writing on their bodies, unintentionally reminiscent of Jews who were forcibly tattooed during the Holocaust. (Yomiuri Newspaper)

Yoshiura says. “I wasn’t out to try and make this some sort of social statement. It’s just about a guy who’s got this beautiful woman he lives with, and he’s thinking, ‘She’s cute, but I can’t do anything ’cause she’s not human…ah, what should I do?’” I found this article pretty interesting. What IF things turn out that way? What if in the near future we start living with androids that are so perfect that we can not tell between Human nor Robot? Would we give them rights? Would we respect them as we do humans?

« Back________Next »

More Topics » | | | | |
Be Sociable, Share!

One Comment on “Time of Eve [Vid]”


20. Oct, 2009

This is a very interesting story and situation. I am sure some of you are Star Trek the Next Generation (STNG) lovers. Reminds me of an episode when Starfleet wanted to dismantle data, so that they could study him and make as many Datas as they required for different tasks including warfare. Captain Picard was given the task to defend against Datas dismantling while First Officer Riker was instructed to represent Starfleet and argue for Data to be dismantled. It all broke up when Captain Picard was able to prove that by the act of dismantling Data, it was a first sign of revoking such “beings” their rights and the start of a vast population of slaves which man could do anything to and this was against every fiber Starfleet, with its first directive stood for. Unless you are a fan of STNG, you will not understand a word I said. On an interesting note, understand that I am not trying to take away your rights to discuss this topic merely by talking this topic in the direction which maybe most of you will not understand fully to appreciate……Knowledge is power, so try to catch up!!

Add your Comments

Your name


The 2012 XXX Performance Audi R8 V10 is clean!

The fellas at XXX-Performance have made tuned and reconstructed the 2012 Audi R8.  Looking beautiful in bilious green, the 2012 Audi R8 shows that when done right, it can look beautiful in any color suit. Indeed, the tuners of XXX Performance also left virtually no stone unturned in the 5.2 liter V10 engine. The engine […]

Nooka and UNDRCRWN collaboration: ZenV Watch

Here is something creative from Nooka. It is a watch that will be released soon, with collaboration between Nooka and the basketball brand UNDRCRWN, the Nooka UNDRCRWN ZenV.  The watch will be a limited edition and only 200 pieces will be produced.  Each one goes for $275 and should be available from Nooka here Here […]

The Fun, Simple, Free Cloud Service–Dropbox! [Android, Blackberry, iOS Ready]

Dropbox is a cloud service that allows you to upload and keep your files online for free! The Dropbox team has released an application for Android, Blackberry and iOS so you can also access the files on your favorite phone.  The only catch is you are limited on space.  For the mobile applications, it has […]

Nas is like, “Life is Good” [Album Art + Vids + New Tracks]

Nas is starting his Life is Good promotion about 2-3 weeks early.  Many of us here at our office are excited for this new album release.  Starting from the album art to some of the tracks Nas has already released off the album, one can see how Nas has transcended his style.  The Don, Daughters, […]

Cisco, Linksys E3000 Guide: UPnP AV media server for Playstation3

Instructions on how to set up AV Media Server on the PS3 with Linksys E3000 I made this guide for those who had the same issue I had with this router. You install the router. Everything is working fine. Now, you go and try to set up the media server as advertised on the Cisco […]

Unveiling New God Flow, G.O.O.D Music is on FIRE!

At the BET Awards this past Sunday, G.O.O.D Music head honcho, Kanye to the, performed with his hench-men and set a new standard for other rappers.They performed Mercy and finished it with an Acapella of New God Flow, which ends with Kanye claiming his G.O.O.D Music label to be running the game right now.  Today we got […]