Moses Lake, Washington
March 21, 2016 1:25pm CST
Would you care if it was a robot assisting you with personal care? Years ago I earned my keep by being a Jackie of all trades with elderly clients. I'd cook, clean, do their laundry, drive them to the doc. And above all I'd listen. They needed an ear and somebody, even paid, friendly and harmless, near by. What about it? Would it have mattered that a robot had knocked on that person's door instead of a middle aged woman? A robot can open cans of coffee and bake cookies. A robot can even listen while scrubbing a toilet. What's the diff?
21 Mar 16
@sallypup I wasn't sure from what angle you were coming from? You see robots as threats? It must have been a difficult occupation. I guess you had to deal with a lot and felt not appreciated at times? I don't know. I do look at machines in both ways. They can be helpful or damaging.
• Moses Lake, Washington
21 Mar 16
@Bluedoll I was just playing with the idea of what it would be like to have a machine help in personal situations. At times the job was difficult and in others, a delight. Depended on the person needing help and on my supervisor. I walked into the apartment never knowing what would be there waiting for me to be done- I got to one place to find a lady who had an amputated leg. Another one was like a sweet Grandma. Another a psycho. My job was to deal with one and all and I did.