“The most profound technologies are those that disappear. They weave themselves into the fabric of everyday life until they are indistinguishable from it. Computers have already achieved that kind of ubiquity. In the future, robots will, too.”
This is just one of the notable quotes from the July/August issue of Foreign Affairs magazine. Four articles were noteworthy:
- The Robots Are Coming, How Technological Breakthroughs Will Transform Everyday Life, by Daniela Rus
- Will Humans Go the Way of Horses?, Labor in the Second Machine Age, by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee
- Same as It Ever Was, Why the Techno-optimists Are Wrong, by Martin Wolf
- The Coming Robot Dystopia, All Too Inhuman, by Illah Reza Nourbakhsh
If you register with the Foreign Affairs site you can read any 3 of the articles.
This special editorial focus by the magazine is another example of the broad international recognition robotics is receiving in the media, business and financial communities and amongst technologists and futurists.