Caela Burrell

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What are the advantages and disadvantages to having robots, and are there any ethical issues with robots?

Robots have been around for a long time now, that is, based on my definition of a robot. However, they seem to be becoming more and more common now; so common that marriages between robots and humans could be extremely popular in the near future. Scientist look upon this as an amazing new discovery, but is this really that good? Please comment on your ideas.

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    Mar 18 2013: If by robots you mean machinery of any sort that aids with process of performing task. One may first have to see the objective of engineering. To make a something that can perform a task to make humans life easier.

    Innovation is astonishing, because it gives humans more time to focus of things that are important for them instead of performing task that are repetitive for a machine to do. However as we become more advance; humans also become lazy.
    In a world were humans do less and robots do more, you can see a trend that even thought robots are meant to make our life easier it my accustom us to become obsolete.
  • Mar 15 2013: life is all just a complex mechanical process so robots would be just like us if we programmed them to be just like if you programed a human you could make them what you consider a robot
  • Mar 15 2013: Some human beings are robots, their daily activities are robotic, no humanity of fellings for none.
    Have a look at a Subway, or Motoway especially on a Monday and ask youself, "what is this all about".
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    Mar 15 2013: Thank you!
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    Mar 15 2013: Here is a list of TED talks about robots, in case you have missed these: