What may have been a strange question a decade ago is becoming much more relevant as technology rapidly progresses. Put into the public conversation by several prominent figures in society, the question has been raised amid fears that mass automation is on track to displace a large sector of the workforce. While the ideology behind those calling for a tax varies, the two most common uses for the proposed tax are to either retrain the displaced workers or to provide a basic income if no other job prospects are available.
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Mario Tremblay CEO - RobotShop inc.
Man versus machine has quickly become man merges with machine as assistive technologies continue to develop. Today, the loss of a limb does not automatically translate into the loss of mobility. This year introduced the Cybathlon, where athletes compete for gold using their assistive technologies. Prosthetics range from body-powered replacements to high-tech interfaces that involve direct brain control.
American author, inventor, Google’s director of engineering and forward-looking prognosticator Ray Kurzweil once wrote, “We won’t experience 100 years of progress in the 21st century – it will be more like 20,000 years of progress (at today’s rate).” If he’s correct, then the revolution in robotics that’s just beginning to pick up steam is likely to transform the world as we know it in very short order. What does this mean for industries of the future?
It doesn’t take a lot of imagination to see where the future of robotics is heading. In fact, with modern robots, it doesn’t take any imagination – that future is already here. Robotic technology, as well as artificial intelligence, is advancing rapidly, and robots are increasingly playing a larger role in society. What rights or legal standing should robots have?
Today we announce the beginning of the expansion work on our logistics center in Mirabel, Canada, Phase 2 of 4. We are adding 20,000 additional square feet to the existing building. This growth is due in part by the strength of the market and a large number of new robotic […]
In many post-apocalyptic stories, the impetus for the end of order and reason is a “robot uprising” – the idea that robots created by humans have gained sentience and want either their freedom, or to rule humans. The question is, could this really happen? Could the human race be enslaved […]
Picture this: you wake up in the morning and decide that you’d like to get some chores done before you even leave the bed. From your smartphone, you open up some apps that control several different systems in your home – from lighting, to cleaning, and even to cooking and […]
Back in 2012, I bought the domain name www.robotshop.xxx. It was more for Brand protection than selling Sexbots, but I certainly foresaw at that time the possibility of a future where the relationships between humans and technologies would have changed to a point where such an adult robotics ecommerce […]