THE FUTURE OF ROBOTS

Gap-fill exercise

Complete the text with the missing sentences.

THE FUTURE OF ROBOTS /missing sentences/

A) This will necessitate new laws to deal with robotic crime.

B) According to futurists (scientists who predict the future), they will soon be in our homes, as well.

C) Some people will lose their jobs to robots.

D) The lecture begins at 7:30 P.M.,

E) It won't all be fun and games, though.

F) They will sing, they will dance, and, believe it or not, they will also tell jokes.
The year 2011 is almost upon us. Will we greet the new decade with robots at our sides? As you probably know, they are already working in factories. 1) And while they won't replace the computer, robots will probably operate computers.
Robots are also going to be a major source of entertainment. 2)(Whether or not we are going to laugh at their humor is another question!)
3)Robots are going to carry more serious responsibilities. Our population is aging. People are going to rely on robots to carry out more routine activities such as vacuuming and loading the dishwasher.
Not everyone will be happy with the spread of robots. 4)And there will eventually be "outlaw robots" used in tie commission of robberies and murders. 5)
For readers who want to hear more about the possible problems of robotics, futurist Dr. Frank L. Morris is giving a lecture at the Academy of Science on Tuesday, 9February. 6)and tickets go on sale tomorrow.