Hey! So Nasa and General Motors have collaborated to create a “robot glove”. It was reportedly inspired by the humanoid robot in space. The glove, known as the Human Grasp Assist, is expect to give astronauts a “stronger grip while reducing the risk of receptive stress injuries”. So astronauts will be stronger, more effective, more time efficient, and suffer less injuries. This sounds great! The glove currently weighs around two pounds, but new, lighter models are currently being worked on right now.
Now, I am not someone who gets weirded out by technological advances, but I wasn’t even aware that we had a robot working in space! And I don’t know if any of you have seen I Robot, but robots can seem a bit creepy! Do you think that the use of this “robot glove”, will just begin the transformation of humans into more mechanized beings? Do any of you believe that, in the future, human beings will start being implanted with these “robotic enhancements”? And if so, do you welcome this change eagerly, seeing the possibilities that this new technology could afford us? Or do you see it as interfering too much with the natural course of life?