Wednesday, February 10, 2010

SUPER BLIPVERTS: JEFFREY

Earlier I mentioned that one of my favorite TV characters from the Super Bowl ads was Jeffrey, the sad little robot in the Intel blipvert:



The fact that Jeffrey displays feelings shows that in Toobworld the emotion chip was developed long before Dr. Soong made one for Lt. Commander Data (as seen in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'). Then again, Jeffrey is trumped by Robot of 'Lost In Space' who O'Bviously had an emotion chip, based on his laughter at the expense of Dr. Smith. And the Jupiter Two launched in 1997. If there could be any sense of a family tree for robots, then the basic design, and inspiration, for Jeffrey will surface again in the future with Peepo, the robot at the 'Space Academy'. And it was designed more for function in outer space; Jeffrey looks a lot cooler.....

BCnU!

2 comments:

米色大衣 said...

喜樂的心是健康良藥,憂傷的靈使骨枯乾。........................................

Toby O'B said...

Just in case anyone's interested, that last comment translates via Babel Fish as:

The pleasant heart is the healthy good medicine, the sad spirit causes the bone to dry out.