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CHAPTER 2.1: INNOVATIONS IN COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY

2.11: A Robot Searching for its Roots

Let us imagine that one of your household appliances of the future is a robot called Rob and let us imagine further that Rob has become curious about his roots.

Where do robots come form?" he asks.
We bought you in the department store satisfies him for a time.
Where do robots really come from?" he asks again, some years later.
This requires a more sophisticated response.
You are of the fifth generation. Unlike we humans, your generations are getting smaller and smaller , faster and faster, cheaper and cheaper, friendlier and friendlier, and smarter and smarter."
Rob returns again as an adult, no longer satisfied with the saga of the incredible shrinking chip. The next section is the adult answer to where robots come from.