Science Americans optimistic about flying cars, not so much about robot caregivers

A Pew survey of 1,000 Americans asked to predict the future showed a lot of optimism but also considerable skepticism about where technology may be leading us.

By , Staff writer

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Maybe just the tiniest sliver of possibility of someday having to bow to robot overlords plays into why Americans are uncomfortable about some futuristic prospects, including using human-like robots to care for the elderly.