Row-bot

Lorenzo Scaretti shows a japanese girl with a robot on a boat

 

1986-2006

mixed technique & computer graphic 30x42x6 cm

Dedicated to Japanese Technology and to Mauro Pierucci-Benedetti

 

 

Daily life in the digital age. Will we reach the point where humans and robots will interact as friends and lovers, as implied
in this Japanese scene ?

Scientists foresee a technological singularity, in which computers become more intelligent than people, leading to a merging
of human life with computers. This ‘singularity’ - a term borrowed from quantum physics - is forecast to be only decades
away. Whether we face the dehumanization of man or the opening up of boundless possibilities, we await the
biggest change to humanity since the invention of language. We do not know in ‘Row-bot’ if we see one of the more
tranquil possible outcomes. Are we quite sure such outcome is one of the aspirations of the pretty Japanese girl ?