Monday, April 3

Robots in Korea?

According to this New York Times article, "by 2007, networked robots that, say, relay messages to parents, teach children English and sing and dance for them when they are bored, are scheduled to enter mass production. Outside the home, they are expected to guide customers at post offices or patrol public areas, searching for intruders and transmitting images to monitoring centers. If all goes according to plan, robots will be in every South Korean household between 2015 and 2020."

I know what's going on here! The Stepford Wives happened to be on cable just the other day, so I watched it for the first time. And now I'm reading about these robots in Korea. Coincidence? I think not.

Just kidding. But it sure would be great to have one of those robots right about now. I wouldn't make mine sing and dance and search for intruders; I'd have it pack my room and wrap up work stuff for me.

Ugh. I'd better get back to it. Let me know if you hear of one that's available before 2007... like, tomorrow would be nice.

1 comment:

Random Internet Person said...

Robots are kind of evil I reckon. Or maybe that's just my culture, I know the Japanese tend to think of them less in the Terminator mode and more in the, er, Bumblebee from Transformers?

Interesting idea though, I wonder if it's really driven by falling birthrates and fear of immigration though.