Continued from Flux Trend’s annual 6 Trends of 2018…
We’re still getting used to the idea of “co-bots” (robots that work alongside humans taking on menial or route tasks). Last year, Dubai started deploying real robot cops to assist their police force. Saudi Arabia went one step further and granted full citizenship of the kingdom to Sophia – the first female humanoid robot, created by Hanson Robotics. In China, engineer Zheng Jiajia went beyond the contentious issue of sex-bots and built his own female robot; which he married in a traditional wedding ceremony. It seems that the era of Transhumanism has officially begun.
By Dion Chang and Khumo Theko
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