Ode to Rosie the Robot. . .

So, I was coming home from a doctor’s appointment today and I saw this:
ImageNO. . .no. no.no.

If I am getting a coronary stent I WANT to stay in the hospital overnight. If something goes wrong at 2 in the morning I don’t want to call 911, I want to push the button for the nurse! Maybe there is only a 1 in 1000 chance of something going wrong. I don’t care!! Yay! for the 999 people who have no problems but if I’m that 1000th person I want to be IN a hospital. I did a little research and by little, I looked at two articles because I am not writing a research paper people. The New York Times had one of the two articles I read. It was by Anahad O’connor and it stated, “. . . in rare circumstances it [a stent] can cause tears in blood vessel walls, major bleeding and other problems.” This is a rare circumstance sure, but if this rare circumstance happens to me I WANT TO BE IN A HOSPITAL!

Then after I saw that billboard. . .

(Side note) They put it on a billboard? Really? Shouldn’t medical information come from a doctor? What has this world come to? Bless it.

. . .I was thinking, “No. . .no. no. no. and then I saw this: And my “nos” started all over.

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To prove that it’s virtually scarless they must show a woman with her skirt being ripped off by some kind of unnaturally strong wind.

Again, I did some minimal research. It looks like there is a solid case for robotic gallbladder surgery so I guess I’m not saying don’t do it. I AM saying my first instinct is to think, “If we have not learned how to make a robot do simple household chores, how can they perform surgery on the inside of my body? There are things in there I NEED to live” 

When did we skip the Jetsons’ Rosie the Robot vacuuming and go straight to them performing surgery? I would feel a lot better about “robotic” surgery if I knew said robot could also wash dishes. If it dropped a dish. . . “Nope. . . next!”

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Oh Rosie . . . how I miss what could have been.  

 

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2 responses to “Ode to Rosie the Robot. . .”

  1. Tom M. says :

    Does “robotic” in this case mean “fully automated”? Or is it more along the lines of “drive by wire”, where the doctor is “directing” the robot in it’s work the whole time?

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