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14 Reasons Robots Are The Future

There's no reason to fear them. If anything, they're already making everything better — like raising the bar for performance driving by pitting the all-new Subaru WRX STI against drones.

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5. Besides, robots are already stronger than us.

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BigDog can tolerate sudden disruptions while still carrying 340 pounds of our stuff — meanwhile, we have a hard time not falling over while carrying a backpack.

7. Robots will even make the grocery store easier by pushing all our carts for us.

Chances are good the carts themselves will be powered to follow us. No creepy torso-free 'bots in the future.

12. Robots are only going to make our surgeries safer and more accurate!

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Current robotic surgeries still have remote controls, but the fact that 1.5 million robotic surgeries have been performed since 1992 ought to hint that when robots also take over surgery, we'll probably be OK with it then, too.

13. Robots will make our communications and GPS a whole lot better!

DARPA's Phoenix robot will make new satellites out of decommissioned ones already in space to upgrade existing networks. It's a Skynet that just makes it easier to talk to all your friends.

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