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We’re nothing special, and that’s no bad thing

Jane Ruffino We like technological achievement, but we also like it when the robot crashes into the wall

16th May, 2015

When I was five, we got a toy robot. It was supposed to be able to fetch like a dog and turn itself around to avoid collisions. The robot did two other things best: crash into walls and fall over when it encountered a rug. But it had red lights for eyes and it was remote controlled, so it was fun for the ten minutes that the batteries lasted.

How could we earthbound humans, as...

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