Its emergence will challenge what it means to be human.
- Human-like robots may creep us, at first, but roboticists believe the more like us they appear, the more likely we'll feel comfortable around them.
- Some studies suggest that we could develop feelings for robots, despite them not being human.
- As the loneliness epidemic continues, such robots may fill certain people's social voids.
As we go about our everyday lives — miraculously getting out of bed, somehow trudging through work, deciding what to eat for dinner — one fact remains quietly on the backburner: The robots are, indeed, coming.
Have sexual interludes obscured the path to love?
- The majority of millennials are still unmarried by age 32.
- Susan Winter, a relationship expert based in New York City, says the culture of modern dating has had an impact.
- Among her tips for finding love? Act in accordance with what you said you want.
Quoth the parrot — "Squawk! Nevermore."
- Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849) is considered one of America's great writers.
- Poe penned his most famous poem, The Raven, in his 30s.
- Originally, the poem's feathered subject was a bit flamboyant.
People's views can change. What do we do with that?
- Decade-old tweets by Kevin Hart, directed at gay men, have recently enflamed controversy.
- 2016 studies suggest that people's outlook and opinions can dramatically change over time.
- His hosting the Academy Awards ceremony could signal a message of redemption in terms of LGBT alliance.
Jonathan, Harvard ALM '16, serves as deputy editor at Big Think, where he reviews stories about the people and ideas that shape America, and the world at large.