The Imaginary Offspring of Siri and Roomba

The Imaginary Offspring of Siri and Roomba

Gregory Han
Mar 9, 2012

Have you ever thought about what it's going to be like when you're the same age as your parents right now? Your grandparents? Photographer Arjen Born works in both realms of photography, 3D modeling, and sculpture to imagine what our lives may be like when we're iPad-finger-arthritis stricken seniors and those Roombas and Siris have evolved into more invasive parts of our lives...

"The question is not if health care robots will play a role in the future care of the elderly," Born explains to Co.Design. "They will. But how? Will they take over routine tasks so that nursing staff has more time for warm human attention? Or will they be employed by efficiency-focused managers as a cost-cutting tool that will increasingly replace humans in health care? That thin line we're balancing on I find truly fascinating."

More about these series of photos over at Don't Be Scared, Granny: Robots Are Your Friends!.

Images: Arjen Born

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