ROBOTS THAT SHOW EMOTIONS
Compared to softwares and computer hardwares, robotics have had a timid progress over the last decades. But here is something really big, a breakthrough stuff that allows me to foresee a future where humans will interact and socialize with robots at a serious level.
Let me just step out of the for the good or the bad dichotomy. Imagine that people can get closer to robots to an extent that their emotions and feelings get connected aiming to dissipate eventual depressions or bad moods. I mean, instead of blurting out or giving a piece of your mind to a real human, you might want to do it with “somebody” who'll get the thing stricken out of record in no time at all.
Remember that very few folks in the recent past would imagine that nowadays you could be in North Canada sitting in a beautiful park chatting online by VOIP with a friend in Porto Alegre.
So, it's no wonder if humans become “robotized” in the years to come.