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As technology advances, do Humanists need Humans?

  • Apr 14, 2014 · 7:00 PM
  • UUCG

This topic was inspired by parts the following NPR TED Radio Hour:

As technology improves and can do many things that we needed other humans (and animal relatives) for, what implications are there for the "human" experience?  

Robot fitness coaches work well and inspire people to work harder.  Some people replace pets with Robots.  Robots can sooth and nurture babies.  Robots have successfully"listened and sympathized"  with the concerns of the elderly and impaired.   Do humanists need Humans?  When is this substitution good, bad, scary? What might improving technology mean for us and future generations?

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  • Kathy

    Very good discussion tonight. Thanks, Russ, for planning and leading it. Hope to see Laurie again soon.

    1 · April 15, 2014

  • Joel

    Just listened to the story via podcast today. Very interesting.

    April 13, 2014

  • Marcus

    Cant attend. Need to study for exam

    April 9, 2014

  • David H.

    What a fantastic topic . . . sadly I will miss this one, as we have plans to go camping that week.

    April 8, 2014

  • David L.

    Hmmm, as a vegetarian who eats vegetables, I do have to question what these "Humanists" eat...

    April 8, 2014

    • Joel


      1 · April 8, 2014

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