Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A bit like killing a fly with nuclear weapons

Not all publicity is good, even if you are Intuitive Surgical, the publicity-seeking makers of the daVinci robot.  They must go nuts when they see allusions like this about their machine:

The surgeons also plan to remove his gallbladder, full of painful stones, although given the routine nature of that procedure they admit that using the robot is “a bit like killing a fly with nuclear weapons.”

“People accept robotics in their life all the time,” Moser told the Herald ahead of Clauss’ surgery. “We have drones — robots blowing up enemies, robots flying planes."

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