Nonkanyiso Nyilika Emotional attchments to machines

Peoplwe are already so attached to machines or should i say technology, people will rather focus on their cellphones, playing games than chat to their frinds or playstations etc. Roboyic friends is the next craze
Posted: 24 July 2008 at 11:54

Doug Vining RE: Emotional attchments to machines

Yes, I agree. Have a look at the MindBullet DID YOU CURSE YOUR PHONE TODAY? for more about emotive responses to technology.
Posted: 24 July 2008 at 11:59

Doug Vining Emotional Robots

Software Empowers Robots To Learn When A Person Is Sad, Happy Or Angry

A robot with empathy sounds like the stuff of sci-fi movies, but with the aid of neural networks European researchers are developing robots in tune with our emotions. Feelix Growing is developing software empowering robots that can learn when a person is sad, happy or angry.
Posted: 30 July 2008 at 09:58

Doug Vining Woman jailed over virtual murder

Tokyo - A 43-year-old player in a virtual game world became so angry about her sudden divorce from her online husband that she logged on with his password and killed his digital persona.

The woman, a piano teacher, has been jailed on suspicion of illegally accessing a computer and manipulating electronic data. Not yet formally charged, if convicted, she could face up to five years in prison or a fine of $5 000.
Posted: 24 October 2008 at 08:27

Neil Jacobsohn What lovely pixels you've got!

The gap between the real world and the virtual world is steadily closing....with often bizarre and unexpected consequences! Finding that real flesh-and-blood girlfriend just too hard to handle? A solution may just be in sight! Indeed, read about the Japanese love island in this article.
And it seems FutureWorld was not too far off the mark with the MindBullet we published in 2008! Fiction is very often stranger than fact - until that fiction becomes fact!
A FuturesForum post (titled: "What lovely pixels you've got!") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here:
Posted: 28 March 2011 at 10:00

Neil Jacobsohn Have you hugged your robot today?

Now here's a new "science" for you - lovotics - the art of loving your robot! Well, it's not quite than simple, but it underscores the huge advances that are being made in robotics. How long before robots become part of every day life, just like in the movies? Remember "I Robot" and other such cinematic fantasies? One the fun aspects we often explore in FutureWorld is just how often our movie fantasies turn into reality!
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Posted: 4 July 2011 at 10:07

Doug Vining Have you hugged your robot today?

Remember the Queen song 'I'm in love with my car'? Today teenagers would rather sing 'I'm in love with my phone'!

In a decade or two, they will probably be singing 'I'm in love with my 'bot.' Or maybe not...
Posted: 4 July 2011 at 10:35

Lisa Talia Moretti Have you hugged your robot today?

Remember when those tamagotchi toys were all the rage? It was a tiny computer like device with a digital pet and you had to feed it and give it water and show it love. Was really popular with teen girls for a long time -- they really did love those digital cats and dogs!
Posted: 5 July 2011 at 17:28

Doug Vining Robotic friends of the future

Recent books and articles seem to echo our thoughts on this subject. I have no doubt that at some point in time we will come to regard robots as friends and companions.

Will we see a scenario where all is well in the human-robot relationship, or will some of the scenarios for conflict, as often depicted in the movies, emerge as more prevalent? How about this tale of robotic jealousy from an earlier MindBullet?
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Posted: 24 January 2012 at 21:00
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