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What to Make of Remarkable Yet Unnerving Robots?

Even in an era in which people are accustomed to rapid technological advancement, robots arouse unusual curiosity and strong emotion.

Paradoxically, the fundamental story of the day is one that has been repeated through history: technological progress creates an aggregate sense of advancing human potential but raises concerns about the plight of individuals.

The Industrial Revolution changed U.S. economic life in a multitude of positive ways, but generated a crisis for the future of the farmer. Amid all of the excitement of the computer and communications revolutions of the 1990s and 2000s, many workers whose skills were found wanting in a computerized workplace feared for their economic well-being.

So what to make of these remarkable yet unnerving robots?

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Paradoxically, the fundamental story of the day is one that has been repeated through history: technological progress creates an aggregate sense of advancing human potential but raises concerns about the plight of individuals.

The Industrial Revolution changed U.S. economic life in a multitude of positive ways, but generated a crisis for the future of the farmer. Amid all of the excitement of the computer and communications revolutions of the 1990s and 2000s, many workers whose skills were found wanting in a computerized workplace feared for their economic well-being.

So what to make of these remarkable yet unnerving robots?

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