posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 01:28 AM
When I was a kid, personal computers were just starting to come out. it was a weird and unique thing to own (also, the first "real" video game
console was coming out around the same time. Atari 2600).
People were interested, but there were many adults whom seen this as very creepy. This strange paperless typewriter, calculator, and a bunch of other
things combined hooked up to your television set.
I remember programming in basic endless hours to make a really basic stick figure scene...it was amazing, but yep, people worried that it would
advance into something dangerous...they couldn't put their finger on it..just something unnatural and creepy about computers.
Well, here we are 35 years later. The computer is as accepted in the home as a television or a mailbox. Its about as creepy as a pillow, and has
unfathomably advanced in the short time.
Now it seems the east is seriously pushing the next step in our technological evolution...the personal robot. still in the labs and prohibitively
expensive (like the initial computers). And the same arguments will of course come...its weird, its creepy, it will be too expensive for serious
markets, etc etc etc...
in perhaps 35 years from now, the very lifelike human robot will be a staplemark in many peoples homes...however, due to the law of accelerated
return, this time may be cut in half or less. artificial intelligence, emotions that can be debated by philosophers about it being real or simulated,
ability to cook, clean, and even write a interesting and creative story.
It will remove tons of jobs from the economy, but will replace it with a much higher standard of life, and of course add more jobs (robot upgrade
specialists, repair techs, etc)...of course all of those jobs will be done by robots also. heh.
Exciting times we live in...absolutely the best times (in my opinion) to experience...imagine if this was the age, the generation that does find
massive life extension...with the age reversing mice, the touchable holograms, and now the clear robotic advancement the east is taking on, we may
find ourselves in a golden age of achievement.