The Robots Are Coming! January 19, 2005
The Feature (a web journal owned by Nokia, for what it’s worth) has a very interesting article by Mark Frauenfelder about the near future of personal robotics.
The article is noteworthy both for its coverage of several new devices being created, and for Frauenfelder’s questions over the ethics of passing certain types of work to machines. For a generation that grew up on Star Trek and the Jetsons, I doubt that many will share his concerns, but it’s great to see someone trying to open the debate.