on living on earth (jan 12, 2007 show) some guy was being interviewed about robots. at one point he used the phrase "create in our own image," which is synonymous with the idea of "playing god," and summons up in me old-fashioned feelings of impropriety about creating combinations of intelligence and human form.
at another point the interviewer said something like, "the philosophical aspect to building robots makes some people uncomfortable; how does that make you feel?" "I feel fascinated!" the interviewee replied. my question: is "fascinated" a feeling? (if so, it must be awesome)
the interviewee also says something about raccoons being dexterous but we never wonder if they will eventually create robot raccoons, and are alpha-centaurians watching them and saying, oh those cute professors think they're going to make robot professors!