In today’s paper there’s a piece about robots teaching humans, and an accompanying video, which shows tiny children interacting with robots made to seem human.
I find this disturbing, because I see it as confusing children about what is real and what’s not, doing away with jobs, and really, to my way of thinking, wasting time money and resources on this when we could be working on solutions to cancer, world hunger and war.
The video seems so innocent and wholesome but have we learned nothing from the movies? The Matrix, Minority Report, 2001 and Wall-E clearly warn what happens when the balance of power shifts. Why is this robotic research even being done? Please convince me there’s a purpose.