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what is the purpose of create A7m3 ?

to help human rebuild the world ? they don't seems to be that strong or smart (many of them just do simple work).

- charles C
Monday, July 25, 2005

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black....

- Kerry
Monday, July 25, 2005

I don't have a clear, worked-out theory, but here are some of my suspicions...

I think they may have been developed as emergency helpers. Humans were threatened with mysterious mass deaths and environmental crises. There were probably already early models in production at that time (as there are, for instance, right now) and their new purpose was to provide long-lived helpers who can survive conditions that threaten humans. Who's most important in a crisis? Pilots, messengers, decision-makers... folks like that. Thes are some of the roles that the remaining robots still act out .

More on this later...


- terry
Monday, July 25, 2005

You may want to look at the topic :
Designations, A7M2 etc Brad Edwards (22)
Here's the link:

The A7's were WWII Japanese fighter aircraft that were designed to replace the more famous Zero.

The most obvivous conclusion is that YKK is an alternate universe where the robots were designed as military weapons.

The other posibility (to me) is that it's some sort of elaborate joke that requires detailed knowledge of WWII Japanese history to understand.

- outsideking
Monday, July 25, 2005

Sorry to double post but I was thinking about Japanese weapons at the end of WWII and kamikazis came to mind. Were the robots designed to replace the kamikazis? I did a (very) quick google search and came up with this link:

Of course we all know about the kamikazi planes. But according to this link the Japanese also built thousands of suicide speedboats that were designed to be used against the American fleet.

This is interesting because of the forum topic :
The Misago (the craft)

This topic makes a good case that the craft Sensei piloted in her youth had an engine closely derived from the German V1 (buzz bomb). A jet powered speedboat would make an excellent suicide weapon.

If inteligent robots could be cheaply produced to pilot the thing it clearly would be an even better weapon.

As I see it the main problem with this line of reasoning is that it is so much darker then the prevaling feeling of YKK. It could even get nastier if we bring up the Japanese human medical experiments that apparently took place during WWII. The robots sure seem close to being human to me.

Although this version of the back story is very dark it's silly to try to deny that all this stuff isn't stock material for Japanese (and American) pop culture.

(sorry for any spelling errors)

- outsideking
Monday, July 25, 2005

Kamikaze robots.. didn't think of that before. There is that mysterious memorial to the earlier robots. It seems silly to create such intelligent self-aware robots just to crash them into something, but it's not hard to imagine them pressed into service, especially if earlier designs weren't so human-like.

- Brad
Tuesday, July 26, 2005

we are talking about M3 not kamikaze robot. M3 is build after great float.
let said if our world like alpha world, land bit by bit claim by sea, city beneath water. in such situation don't u think that make a robot that can help rebuild the world much better?

- charles C
Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Many theories, an answer when Mr. Ashinano feels like writing one, the answer to it all?... patience ;)

- Roy Zhou
Wednesday, July 27, 2005

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