Posted by: Tony Carson | 6 December, 2009

Robots: out of control and not off the drawing board

As if we aren’t fat enough, robots are planning to play a far greater role in our lives, becoming a $5 billion industry in just five years.

They’re going to pick up after us, carry our groceries, stock your fridge, clean, entertain and they will be programmable so they may become the business end of the next iPhone store, with 10,000 apps all coaxing our bots to do what we want most.

Interesting article on the ethics and morality of something that, like military drones and bots, have no regulations circumscribing their behaviour — or the behaviour of those operating them.

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