Award-winning journalist David Ewing Duncan considers 25 visions of possible human-robot futures—incredible scenarios from Teddy Bots to Doc Bots to Politician Bots - grounded in real technologies and possibilities, and inspired by our imagination.
What robots and A.I. systems are being built and imagined right now? What do they say about us, their creators? Will they usher in a fantastic new future, or destroy us? For even as they intrigue us and make us anxious about impending robo-future, our fascination with robots has always been less about the potential technology and more about what robots can tell us about what it means to be human.