Tuesday, June 20, 2006
The Online Times has an article about robots evolving into androids, and the different roles they will play in society.
"People are going to be having sex with robots within five years,” “My guess is that we’ll have conscious machines before 2020,” said Ian Pearson, futurologist-in-residence at BT. “If we put that in a robot, it’s an android. That is an enormous ethical change.” The article goes on to discuss the ethics of our relationships with said androids. Good short read, link