Thursday, January 29, 2009

Given our discussion today about foreign cultures that feel emotionally distant, it's interesting to think about how the advancement of technology might affect decisions about international relations, particularly warfare. What happens, for instance, when we send in robots?

Or if you want something lighter that actually could become a major issue in the future, how about sex with robots.


  1. whoa, this is crazy- I don't know what to say. I mean, I guess love is a socially and personally constructed idea in the first place, so perhaps if a robot could satisfy someone's idea of love, then that's all that matters. But it's still pretty creepy.

  2. P.W. Singer was actually on the Daily Show last week Thursday talking about robots and war. It was very informative, and of course, very funny. I haven't figured out how to link here, so you will all have to get there the old fashioned way.