Humans versus robots in a natural disaster

When I look at Hurricane Harvey, I am amazed at how all the people who are involved should be congratulated.  The first responders, military, hospital workers, power company workers, people who keep stores and gas stations open, maintenance workers, truck drivers, neighbors helping neighbors, and government workers have all responded wonderfully.  Churches, Red Cross, Salvation Army, animal shelters, and all other charities have chipped in greatly.  Corporations are sending massive amounts of supplies, and people from around the U.S. – and, my guess, around the world – are giving huge amounts of money and goods to help the people of Texas and Louisiana recover from this huge natural disaster.  All the people involved should be congratulated for their great deeds, and any looters should be harshly punished. Then I think of things touted as the future in the U.S., artificial intelligence, robotics, and driverless cars, and how useless those things...(Read Full Post)