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Originally Posted by pale_neon;12630443 
Where's my flying car!!!!!??lmaosmiley.gif:lachen:

Relevant http://xkcd.com/864/
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robonannies interesting.
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well something like this is gonna happen weather we want to or not only a matter of time, technology is rapidly developing in the andriod department soo prolly in 10-15 yrs we'll be having simple andriods walkin around and in abundance(cheap to) that can do jobs like this. technology already has it's grasp on humanity has had it's grasp for 50+ years and humanity learn to depend on technology more then it should within that time frame making it rather our lifestyle that we cannot do without. rolleyes.gifredface.gif
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Nothing new, Japan has already been using robots in homes and hospitals for years.
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Originally Posted by AzO;12630770 
Nothing new, Japan has already been using robots in homes and hospitals for years.

Thats true smile.gif

But i would be scared to death if my lecturer was a robot. I would freak out if his head melted away and it looked like the terminator and he strted shooting at us.....

ok, i think i got lost in fear... human lecturers please. Better boobies smile.gif
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Originally Posted by DeepEmbrace;12630817 
Better boobies smile.gif

This.
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Oh look, my mother's Garfield. Maybe robots will conquer human kind after all.

Child: Hello mommy!
Robot: Hello daughter!
Mother: Hello my little precious!
Child: Who are you?
Mother: I'm your mother.
Robot: No I'm her mother.
Mother: That robot is an imposter. I'm your real mother.
Robot: Listen to me. I've been taking care of you ever since you were born. I'm your mother.
*continuous fight*
Child: You're a liar. She's my mother *goes to robot*.

Hello weird future.

Edit:

Robot/Terminator: I am the Terminator!
Child: No, you're my mommy. Feed me.
Robot/Terminator: I will destroy you.
Child: No, you will feed me (damn angry face)
Robot/Terminator:Okay *in a squeaky small voice b/c its scared to death*.
Edited by HybridCore - 3/6/11 at 7:41am
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Originally Posted by justarealguy;12630419 
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.

I think the degeneration here isn't about the robots teaching, it's the fact that you claim that "parents can be out working" and the child can be raised by a robot.

The television comment says it all really. "Oh lets have a baby!" "Ok, we don't need to care for it anyways, just carry on working as usual, money solves everything."

If thats not backwards, tell me what is. People work harder and harder and have less and less time/energy for family life - Thats the real degeneration of mankind/society.

I think it's very important for a child to spend time with their biological parents, and vice versa. In fact i'd say it was a requirement for a healthy family life and upbringing of the kid(s).

HOWEVER, in a school enviroment, i think robots to teach children would be brilliant. Learning is very much a personal endevour, and whats needed is much smaller classes, ideally 1 teacher per pupil, but that'll never happen, even with robots.

This kinda thing is a long way off though. I'd be surprised if i saw it in my lifetime.
Edited by Thingamajig - 3/6/11 at 7:41am
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Originally Posted by Thingamajig;12631031 
I think the degeneration here isn't about the robots teaching, it's the fact that you claim that "parents can be out working" and the child can be raised by a robot.

The television comment says it all really. "Oh lets have a baby!" "Ok, we don't need to care for it anyways, just carry on working as usual, money solves everything."

If thats not backwards, tell me what is. People work harder and harder and have less and less time/energy for family life - Thats the real degeneration of mankind/society.

I think it's very important for a child to spend time with their biological parents, and vice versa. In fact i'd say it was a requirement for a healthy family life and upbringing of the kid(s).

HOWEVER, in a school enviroment, i think robots to teach children would be brilliant. Learning is very much a personal endevour, and whats needed is much smaller classes, ideally 1 teacher per pupil, but that'll never happen, even with robots.

This kinda thing is a long way off though. I'd be surprised if i saw it in my lifetime.

That's why parents have friends, relatives, and babysitters. Who would want to spend over $10000 on some robot that might go phyco and make your children think that they're your child's parents?
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No thanks. Humans need to develop social skills from other humans, it has been that way for thousands of years.
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