Re: Robots: Interesting Psych' reaction to plastic

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Fri Dec 14 2001 - 20:21:07 MST

    << If this is the kind of psycological responce the general public has to
Robots in the home, I seems all we need to do is make them cute and people
will love them like a real pet or member of the family. >>

Roger that (as spike might say). I think robots are gonna be the Next Big
Bigger than personal computers. Bigger than the Internet.

"You'll learn to like robots. They'll be
nicer than human beings."
--Hans Moravec

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Useless hypotheses, etc.:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, cryonics, individual
uniqueness, ego, human values, scientific relinquishment, malevolent AI,
non-sensory experience, SETI

We move into a better future in proportion as science displaces superstition.

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