A friend who does not approve of Boston Dynamics' robots recently posted a video (at the bottom of this post too) of their bipedal robot Atlas working at a "construction site," to a Facebook group we're in. Partly to troll him, but also because I think this isn't outside the realm of possibility in my lifetime, I replied with the following vignette:
Robot Home Improvement
I look forward to the day when I can text
HomeDepotGPT and tell it what I need to be done at my house, it tells me how much it will cost, scans my face, and confirms the transaction.
HomeDepotAtlas then hops in
HomeDepotSelfDrivingTruck, heads to my house, wirelessly unlocks my front door, and gets to work.
When done, the
HomeDepotRoombaSwarm cleans up any mess.
All the while, or after the fact, I can put on my
MetaHeadset and watch from the POV of any of the
HomeDepotMicroDroneSwarm octocopters hovering around the job site at my house.
HomeDepotAtlas leaves an
ABInbevLocalCraftBeer in my fridge so that when I get home I can crack open a cold one and marvel at the work I just accomplished.
What a time to be alive!