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Eric Horvitz illustrates the potential dilemmas of living with robots by telling the story of how he once got stuck in an elevator at Stanford Hospital with a droid the size of a washing machine. "I remembered thinking, 'Whoa, this is scary,' as it whirled around, almost knocking me down," the Microsoft researcher recalled. "Then, I thought, 'What if I were a patient?' There could be big issues here." We're still far from the sci-fi dream of having robots whirring about and catering to our every need.
Robots in the home... I think that we rely on technology so much; do you ever think that there is a possibility that we are de-humanizing ourselves by becoming so technologically advanced? Or is it just progression?
Technology is always going to cause debate, there is a really good site by Intel called Tech Wiki [url]http://bit.ly/techwiki[/url] which includes a technology timeline that allows you to add your own anecdotes about past, present and future technology...