Friday, July 27, 2012

Robot - Right this Way

"Did you see that?" my son asked.

"Uh huh," I answered (a bit stunned for a moment).

We live in a changing world. Sometimes we don't necessarily see it happening. We are accustomed to our place we live, those things we see daily. A couple of people in our area have the Segways. They putter down the sidewalk with those around them giving little notice. We get our money from machines. We carry our phones. Life around us is digital and transportable. I can talk to my friend in Ireland face to face. Things change, and we hardly notice.

I remember when I was little and my parents took me to town to see an animated man holding a stick in the store window. He would turn and tap on the window with the stick then turn and point to a sign.A small crowd was gathered around watching the advertisement, sharing something new. I know that automatic doors versus the old revolving door was probably very exciting. Escalators took the place of stairs. My parents saw great changes during their lives.

Yes, I stood in awe. We had just seen a robot come into the waiting room outside of the cardiac unit. It called for two people to follow it. I suddenly felt that perhaps I was in the Jetson's TV show with robots doing the jobs of people. The robot certainly couldn't be mistaken for a toy. It stood as tall at the people it lead. The couple followed it as if nothing strange was happening. I guess I need to get on track. This was my first sighting of a robot in action.

"Mom, did you see the robot?" my son asked.

"Uh huh," I answered.

 Then it crossed my mind....."I wonder if that was a doctor?" Hm.

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