This subjec has already perhaps been puzzeled over, but since I came here just a while ago, I thought to post my own ideas about this: When mentioned the world machine or robot etc. we commonly think somekind of metal machine/robot. But perhaps if we desing somekind of intelligent machines or robots... it would perhaps be better to make them from some other materials, which would be more flexible than metal. I have been thinkin that were the replicants in Blade Runner machines? The society atleast treated them as machines and as property, but perhaps in the of the movie Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford, the main charracter) realized that they weren´t just machines or property but persons with a spiritual side. I think it was wery touching moment in the end as Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer, Nexus 6 replicant, leader) spoke to Rick Deckanrd before he/it died/retired. Perhaps in the future, machines will be made out of flesh rather than from metal and plastic. They could for example be a bit like us, or something wery different, they could be designed for some precice purpose or they could be wery adaptive. They could be wery small (a size of cells etc.) or there could be just one big machine which could seperate parts from itselfself and give some specific task to those smaller machines.