19 years late
"By the year 2020," she said, "your household robot will be your house."
"Open the front door, House."
"I'm afraid I can't do that, Dave..."
Personal robots are fast approaching reality, says one robotics evangelist – but not as the humanoid servants so often portrayed in futuristic fantasies. "Robots are the new black," said Andra Keay, managing director of Silicon Valley Robotics, speaking at the O'Reilly Solid conference in San Francisco on Wednesday. "That …
While a robot is a machine, a machine is not necessarily a robot, however stuffed chock full of microcircuitry.
My alarm clock also provides a "service" , so does my fridge, or this here PC . Doesn't make them robots, or even slightly robotic. She gets pixie points for trying to get the definition of "robotics" into Nebulous Marketing Fluff though.
You have a good selection of sexbots and you will make trillions, there won't be a need for birth control and STD infections should drop real fast till Electro Gonorrhea, the noisy killer. Then population should plummet getting rid of that problem and before long humanity is extinct. Once production starts on those we can let the end times begin 8)
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