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[SlashDot] IBM Wants to raise your kids with robots.

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Not quite sure if I'd want a HAL-9000 style bot raising my kids...

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A method, information processing system, and computer readable article of manufacture reinforce behavior in an individual.
http://news.slashdot.org/story/11/03...ed-Animal-Toys

http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-P...DN/20110053129
    
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This is/will be the future unfortunately.
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This is/will be the future unfortunately.
lol, no. No if people don't want it to be.
Making movies so they can let you think that's how world is going to be doesn't mean you need to agree with it.
    
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Really? You don't think technology will become more and more of the way of life? Look at us now. Computers, Cellphones, Computers in our Cars, etc etc. The list goes on and on.
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Really? You don't think technology will become more and more of the way of life? Look at us now. Computers, Cellphones, Computers in our Cars, etc etc. The list goes on and on.
I'm more fascinated that you believe mankind will degenerate to that extent. Well, we always have Sara Connor to provide us a savior if machines ever attempt apocalyptic genocide against the human race.
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I'm more fascinated that you believe mankind will degenerate to that extent. Well, we always have Sara Connor to provide us a savior if machines ever attempt apocalyptic genocide against the human race.
If these systems become affordable, the parents can be out working and the child would get all the attention it needs. Heck, the TV does this already.

Why do you associate with robots extremely capable of raising our young as "mankind degenerating"?
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I'm more fascinated that you believe mankind will degenerate to that extent. Well, we always have Sara Connor to provide us a savior if machines ever attempt apocalyptic genocide against the human race.
Really? People are more lazy now than they were a few years ago. People sit on their ass more due to technology. Instead of Jimmy going out and playing ball with his friends, he's playing Xbox or playing a FPS on the computer all day.

I don't think that the world will become some Terminator movie. But I sure as hell see things leading down a road of people becoming more and more dependent on technology.
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Sounds like a gigantic waste of time.
Kids like that already don't listen to 'the stern voice of authority'..
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Really? You don't think technology will become more and more of the way of life? Look at us now. Computers, Cellphones, Computers in our Cars, etc etc. The list goes on and on.
Where's my flying car!!!!!??
    
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Haha, I think we are a ways away from that.
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