Boston Dynamics’ new “Atlas” robot is a game changer, not just for companies, but for society, Insider.com CEO Jason Calacanis said Wednesday.
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EDITOR’S NOTE: We live in a time of such high technological changes that we are beginning to pay less and less attention as new technologies are released. But you better pay attention to this one. We are about to cross the threshold of all-human rule and begin the process of handing at least some of it over to robotic humanoids. Google is spending billions to make this a reality, and as this video shows, they have succeeded. Amazon right now uses robots in their warehouses, soon they will be handing you coffee at Dunkin Donuts and driving you to work.
“This is really the end of manual labor. When you watch this video, he’s walking through the snow; he’s wobbly, but he gets back up,” the tech investor told CNBC’s “Squawk Alley.”
“Manual labor is going to end in our lifetime, and in this video you can see how close we really are. It’s a huge societal issue with jobs, but it’s going to be a huge lift in terms of efficiency of companies that nobody expected.”
This Boston Dynamics Robot Stands Up To Human Torment:
The Alphabet-owned robotics company released a video on Tuesday of the Atlas, in which it moves boxes and gets back up after being knocked down.
“It’s super eerie. In 10 years, the idea is going to be ‘would you let this robot put your kids to bed? Would you let it change your kid’s diaper?'” Calacanis said. “That’s how fast this is going to advance. It’s picking up packages right now. These things are going to be walking down the street 10 to 15 years from now, delivering pizzas; they’re going to be in your office moving packages around.”