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There’s a very bright future for robotics. There are many breakthroughs in technology that happen every day making the autonomous future more and more of a reality. For instance, rescue robots are in the works with the help of all terrain robots (ATRs) -- they are able to -- as the name suggests, venture anywhere and save people from natural disasters, or just someone who’s been in an accident (Bentil, 1989). On that note space exploring robots are in the near future as well. Sure, we have rovers traversing space right now, but if we can send robots there instead NASA scientists won’t have to provide instructions at every interval. The space faring robot can search and venture without a “pilot” which will greatly reduce the time of these ventures.  

There’s plenty to gain from Robots, and there’s many negatives as well. It’s quite easy to be cynical of the future when we don’t exactly know what will come of it. That’s the thing though, we shouldn’t be afraid of this concept because it’s happening right now. Plenty of examples have been gives of robots doing futuristic things at this very moment. This isn’t science fiction. This paper isn’t to say that robots are bad – far from it actually. The positives completely outweigh the current negatives (Pistono, 2014). And while time goes on, those negatives will soon vanish as well. We need to start thinking of what will happen when people as a whole, will stop being employable, and how robots will be the start of the next economic revolution (Pistono, 2014). There’s a quote tweaked a bit over the years by the science fiction novelist H.G. Wells (Brynjolfsson, 2011). He said it perfectly in his story Empire of the Ants, “I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords”.

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