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Is the idea of 'care robots' an oxymoron?

Henwood, Melanie (2019) Is the idea of 'care robots' an oxymoron? LSE Business Review (20 Nov 2019). Blog Entry.

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The idea that technology and the digital revolution will transform our lives and be wholly positive is a familiar trope. Undoubtedly the pace of change is rapid - especially since the arrival of high-speed internet connectivity - and the emergence of interactive and voice-activated devices has progressed from the possible to the common place in very short order. The implications not only for our leisure time and entertainment, but also for practical applications in our lives are seemingly boundless. From apps to control our heating, lighting and home security systems; electric vehicles, to ‘swipe to pay’ or ‘tap to activate’ travel permits, the possibilities are rapidly evolving.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2019 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 01 May 2020 08:54
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 09:35

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