The era of disposable robots, sharing our lives, is so obviously just around the corner, with all the resultant goodness and badness. I seem to have been right about robo-chuggers, I wonder what's next?
Some things to consider:
The military is throwing them. How long before the police are too? Or market researchers?
Cheapish RC Trucks are being used to detect IEDs. How long before they're driving round the streets offering free shampoo samples?
The latest Neato robot vacuum has a USB port. It's updatable. How long before you're updating it with your own little mods?
Hackers can start a Subaru Outback via text messages. How vulnerable are your smart appliances?
Singularity U has spawned Matternet - a team that aims to deliver vital drugs to remote parts of the world with AAV drones - quadcopters. What's remarkable about this is how obvious, normal and doable it seems.
There are dozens of these stories every week. Robots, people, robots.