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Old 4th January 2021, 05:06 AM   #41
dann
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Originally Posted by Ziggurat View Post
The robots are definitely dancing. It is undoubtedly a pre-determined routine, as are many human dances. What they probably are not doing is using external audio as a cue for the timing. But then, why would they? Robots can keep time perfectly internally. Humans aren't very good at that, that's part of why we mostly dance to the music.

An awful lot of humans attempt to but also aren't very good at dancing to the music. In these pandemic times, I might describe it as dancing with the music. Some men listen to the music for the first ten seconds or so, then try to internalize it, for the rest of the song, they follow their own inner rhythm instead of the actual music. I have watched in fascination when they lag more and more behind, sometimes for a hundred beats or so, until the music catches up with them again, a feat that would actually be very difficult to achieve on purpose.
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