The comments of this video are interesting to me for a variety of reasons.
Some express doubts about the video’s authenticity.
Even if it is a lie, why try to expose it?
Is showing yourself to be clever really worth ruining an attempt to improve the lives of children?
What part of a robot could not be found inside an old TV? The only thing I could think of is the actuators and related stuff. Granted, TV’s don’t have a lot of moving parts, but everything else does.
Others are just trolling, which is a strange thing in and of itself. It’s like the worst thing you can say in this society is a slur.
What’s funny about that to me is far worse things are said as serious and accepted.
Slurs in this context are almost cute by comparison.
In any case, this is a great video, and a great goal. This whole continent is full of people for who the concept of hard work is a foregone conclusion. Getting them into the information processing game could render their natural resources chump change by comparison nearly overnight.
All innovation is simply the recombination of old ideas, this young man has shown that something similar can be done at the physical level. He’s reordering parts we ignorantly consider refuse into a useful form and he’s just one person doing it by hand.
I see tremendous potential here. I think it would be wonderful and ironic if the continent that was so brutally savaged over want of slave labor gave birth to the next humanoid robotic revolution and did it with our leftover on their way to the economic top.
Fantasy maybe, but it would be awesome.