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21st century master & servant

Monday, November 7, 2005


Playing god to mobile mechanical workhorses

You think we’re ready to live alongside these types of contraptions inside of our homes and in other intimate settings? If a company seriously thought about rolling out products such as these on any sort of a mass level, I think its success would hinge in large part on its marketing department, which would have to work craftily to extinguish our fear of the machine, which is age-old but certainly subsiding thanks to computers.

My point is that people who might be creeped out about letting this type of technology become a part of their household would likely require some — ahem — creative reassurance that it really is OK to have an automaton wandering about one’s abode. Then again, slap a reasonable price tag on merchandise like this and sales may surprise us all.

Ideally, what I personally would do is incorporate a robotic replica of a human into my daily routine (more…)

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