Beauty contests


In a recent randform post the role of faces, their outer features and interfacing properties were discussed. An interesting side aspect is the question of beauty. This aspect is interesting for the construction of humanoid robots, as well as e.g. for the fashion industry with repect to avatars to be used e.g. in shopping environments.

An interesting artistic discussion is given by the artwork 13 Most Beautiful Avatars by 0100101110101101.ORG (whose funny URL can be interpreted so (i.e. as it is) or soso (i.e. as a number). Their artwork reflects the real world of beauty contests like this russian miss atom beauty contest, where one should remark that this beauty contest has an age limit. This is a bit in contrast to the quite unlimited use of nuclear energy in russia, despite the limited resources.

And again this beauty contest is only for females not for males.

2 Responses to “Beauty contests”

  1. Nun-Jacques Lol Says:

    Isn’t there also an age limit on nuclear energy called Half-life?

  2. nad Says:

    Isn’t there also an age limit on nuclear energy called Half-life?

    Not sure whether one should call this an “age limit” but yes in principle nuclear fuel decays.
    However the half-lives are quite big that is
    Uranium 235 has a half-life of 7.04×10^8 y
    and for the breeders:
    Uranium 238 has a half-life of 4.468×10^9 y
    Thorium 232 has a half-life of 1.405×10^10 y

    By the way it seems the last rosatom beauty contest was in 2009 despite the media attention.

    I don’t know – but maybe due to a growing human ressources problem in the technical sector the beauty competition became a bit too counter-productive. In particular rosatom is now emphasizing that there are “opportunitites for all” and it organizes even teen power recruting events.

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