by Lawrence J. J. Leonard
They used to cling and clang. They were faceless and only had numbers for identification.
We now refer to them as “A” “I” creatures. But robots, as they will always be known,
only get the AI designation if they are higher up in the chip processing pecking order.
What is our fascination with a pile of bolts and silica personified? Power?
Is it that we want more than just a reflection of what we see? Relationship?
Is it that we are so surrounded by wonderful creation that we are inspired to re-create creation?
Robots seem to give us a pathway to enhance our own reality. Like Radio Controlled cars and drones.
Not like Virtual Reality (VR) at all. More so in a physical way.
These days robots can be much more.
How is this possible?