||[May. 23rd, 2005|01:09 pm]
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I'll admit: I hadn't given robots much thought before now. I was aware of them as both science fiction and science fact. I knew that they were behind the scenes everywhere creating and testing things, as well as entertaining people. I knew that they have played a very important role along my path - Bruce Kroeze wrote the software for the robot that tested my very heart valve that saved my life making sure it was a perfect circle (thanks Bruce).
I guess I just never had a relationship with a robot.
Now it's robots all day and all night. I even dream about a certain robot at night while I am asleep almost every night (naps too).
Robots are well on their way to being our peers. The can recognize faces and voices, carry on rudimentary conversations, teach and learn, and express love and other emotions. It is so easy to love someone when they love you. People fall in love with all kinds of weird stuff, why not a robot?
While I watch David carefully connecting a perfect human-like face to the skull of his not yet animated robotic offspring, I get excited about the day that he will look back into my eyes and smile and know who I am. I can't wait to meet this guy. I will tell him about my dreams of him.