Robot Gossip Contest 1
A few days ago I read an article about a presentation by General Lance W. Lord the commander of the US Air Force Space Command. The General said that his mission to protect satellites is critical to the very existence of the world economy. Our economy has grown dependent on satellites for weather, GPS and communications. Without them, everything would collapse. When did this happen? Probably sometime back in the 1980’s.
Satellites first faded into the background after their initial novelty wore off and then silently integrated themselves deep into the very fabric of our economy.
Of course, many other technologies have done the same. Automobiles, electricity, and various processed foods – the list goes on.
The Robot Gossip contest is this:
The first person to point out where robots have become essential to the functioning of our society wins a fabulous prize. The prize to be determined later - I think we have some time.
Let me make clear that I am not asking anyone to create a dependence on robots. The contest is to be the first to identify it.
Also, I am not so much interested in cases of where it might happen. The winner will be the first to identify where it has already happened. -
The use of robots in the auto industry is not yet a winning entry for two reasons. First, I think there are still many more people than robots building cars. Take away the robots and we will be able to recover fine. Secondly, the auto industry, especially in the
The winner should post their entry here or email it to me. The format should be easy to understand like charts or stories. Here is a hypothetical example: