It is often said that all forms of art have a way of being prophetic. Take Isaac Asimov’s 1976 novella Bicentennial Man for example, which deals with the complex relationship between man and machine and the effect that technology has on the human population.

In the 1999 film of the same title, the president of NorthAm Robotics, a company that makes robotic servants, says of advancements in robot technology, “There is a fear that robots will continue to make the human work force obsolete.” It is interesting to note that the original story was written some years before Internet reached the general population and still more years before the invention of working humanoid robots and yet still expresses the fear of technology replacing actual humans.

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