We can only understand the next step in robotic evolution by first understanding the human heart
Will the real Henrik Schärfe please stand up? Rapper Eminem’s ‘Slim Shady’ chorus got a whole new meaning as Schärfe, a robotics professor at the University of Aalborg, Denmark, introduced his rapt audience to two sides of him. One is the walking, talking, living, breathing version, and the other is a sitting, talking, moving, android alter-ego.
Schärfe, who teaches robotics and studies the human response to his Geminoid DK, presented a fascinating, even if slightly creepy, peek into the future. HUMAN TOUCH
Our grandparents were born in a world without electricity. What kind of world will our grandchildren live in?
The future of robotics, just like the future of the human race, is in our hands, not the other way around.
Technology affects not just our lives but also our selfawareness. It must be used not just for convenience but also for the holistic growth of our species.
Human existence means that wherever you are, you will always be somewhere. You might get lost, but you’re always somewhere.
See robots not as a threat but as a form of media that allows us to communicate with one another. It will then be able to perform certain functions for us, perhaps even allow us to be at more places at one time. WHAT LIES AHEAD There will be multiple ‘Yous’ in the future. The real ‘You’ can then perform the most important task at hand, while others can perform supplementary duties at the same time, raising overall efficiency.