Skip to comments.Feds spending $10 million to build robot companions for children
Posted on 07/27/2014 9:50:33 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
The National Science Foundation has committed $10 million to build robots that will act as personal trainers for children, in an effort to influence their behavior and eating habits.
The NSF grant said the project is necessary due to critical societal problems.
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Mark Dice talks about this news article and related trends in this area of technology.
Jibo: The Robot Babysitter That Will Enslave Your Family
May God help us from the evils of government.
That what I was thinking remind me of that South Park episode with Butters
Give each Guatemalan kid a robot and send them both back.
Aw, how cute. Warm and fuzzy like.
You don’t suppose that these robots will be programed to indoctrinate children with big-government propaganda, do you?
Never! The government would never do such a dastardly like thing like that.
(do I really need a sarc tag???)
Ain’t no chrome toaster gonna tell my kids what to do
I’m glad I’m not the only one that was thinking of that. :)
The character of the people in charge when robots come to fruition will be key to the future of humanity.
If those of low virtue are in control, robots can be a means of oppression beyond anything known before - constantly present with built in lie detectors and a suite of monitoring and tracking tools - one assigned to each individual. Genocide could be conducted in hours, or even minutes, via a wireless software update. Parents could be dispensed with entirely, and children raised knowing only what they are told by the robot controllers.
If those of good character are in control robots could protect people and their liberty.
It is the people using robots that are the real threat.
Rich kids toy.
Your link was interesting. I think it is pitiful, not to mention eerie, if we need a “family robot” like Jibo around.
And as with most techs both usages will present themselves in various forms...
The major constitutional problem wih this project is that the states have never delegated to the feds, expressly via the Constitution, the specific power to tax and spend for such a project.
The Jetsons had Rosie!
” The NSF grant said the project is necessary due to critical societal problems. “
The consequences of sending generations through the Pooblik Skrewl Collective hives include semi-acculturated Urban Feral parents incapable of acculturating their spawn.
Article says it’s for influencing their behavior and eating habits. Sounds like big government to me.
The government companions will encourage kids to risky sex?
Who knows? Planned Parenthood already does that.
Oh, FGS!! I caught snippets about this on. TV. I thought it was a joke.