The picture (below) of what a home computer might look like in 1954 is included only to show how dramatically technology can progress in just over 50 years. And we have made just such advances over the early robots whose images are included on this site: compare a contemporary robot like the fashion model just announced at this writing from Japan with such early robots as Radio Man or Elektro. You will see breathtaking progress. Just imagine the advances of the next 50 years. And in a few centuries, is it not likely robots will become our inheritors in evolution, reproducing and improving themselves? Certainly human evolution goes at a snail's pace compared to the rates of change we see here. Robots will not suffer from most climate change, will not suffer from most pollution, and are far better candidates than humans to travel to the stars.