For appreciation of those who think outside the box WAY outside the box. The tricksters of scientific theory be they weird, eccentric, outré, or yes, mad scientists, as well as misguided researchers, wildly independent theoreticians, or even moderately disgruntled grad students. We’re not picky. It’s the science, the weird science, that matters.
Although some people might find the idea of love with a machine repulsive, experts predict that as the technology advances and robots become more human-like, we will view our silicon cousins in a friendlier light. As the future unfolds, robots will fill more roles as family caregivers, household servants, and voice-enabled avatars that manage our driverless cars, automated homes, and entertainment systems.