Day by Day Cartoon by Chris Muir

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Life imitates science fiction

Just got done reading a story about a "companion" robot designed to guide a child's development in social skills.

Now, this:

Feds Spending $10 Million to Build Robot Companions for Children

“Just like a good personal trainer, we want the robots to be able to guide the child toward a behavior that we desire,” said Brian Scassellati, a computer science professor at Yale and principal investigator for the study.
Video at the link.

"Behavior we desire". Who is "we"?

Forget Big Brother watching from the televisor screen - he'll be living in your child's bedroom or classroom, coaching him or her into the perfect socialist drone and blockleiter...

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