Science is upgrading itself by leaps & bounds.Technology is really fast & furious to make the previous inventions seems ridiculous,think about cassette player(walkman) in which there were two sides and limited songs now fast forward and think about recent tiny devices(such as ipods) which can store lots of songs,more stylish and mobility is easy that too with lot of playback capacity for hours.Moot point to showcase these two inventions is age of innovations;well there are lot many technological advancements other than example i had given but just linger for while on time between those devices.
Walkman came into existence in 1972 while in start of 80's they were available easily.It means in 80's cassette player were acquired by many and their owners felt pride that they own one.Year 1998 gave rise to digital players in 2001 ipod was launched.Difference of years between walkman(1972) to digital players(1998) which is staggering 26 years.After 2001 there are lot of inventions based on high mobility and computing powers.It took 26 years to reach that level of innovation but now it just takes 2-3 years to bring new innovations,finest example is transition from ipods to ipod touch which came very far from its predecessor in terms of varied usability,scalability & functionality.
Our technology in few centuries didn't make the advancements,which is made possible in past 5-6 years.Off-course past innovations are the base for present advancement in technology sector and coming future i means next 5-10 years will bring the unimagined technical wonders in our hand.I am no Alvin toffler who can predict future advancements but i m sure 3 laws of robotics coined by Isaac Asimov-
1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
2. A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
Will soon be taken into accounts as robotic science is fast combining itself with real lives.We are on verge of productive and destructive technologies simultaneously.Now lets see which triumphs over the other.