We have seen the future, and it sucks.

The small c and the big robot

18th September 2009

Jeff Jarvis recently had surgery for prostate cancer. Apparently this involved a robot surgeon.

At 9a Monday, I walked into the bright operating room at Sloan Kettering and faced the robot. Pictures of it on the manufacturer’s web site make it look small, like something that might screw in radio knobs on a Cooper Mini: friendly. In person, the robot is huge, like something Sigourney Weaver would defeat in space: imposing. I saluted it and backed away.

We have the technology.

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