Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Robots and the Law (part 1)

What role will robots play in the future of our society? As we become increasingly accepting of the presence of robots in our homes and workplaces, what restrictions, if any, will exist to regulate robots in the future? We have seen in just the past ten or twenty years that laws are not keeping up with technology. CD burners, radar detectors, and other pieces of technology emerged long before there were laws governing their use. Currently, we're just beginning to see the implications of private drone ownership, and lawmakers are working to establish proper restrictions. Laws are more likely to form as a reaction to technology instead of preceding it, but robots are steadily being integrated into all aspects of our lives. Will the laws that are sure to come actually be too late?

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