adoucette We have already reached the point where a robot driven car can work, and it is clearly predictable that, within decades, robot driven cars will be safer than human driven cars. Can a robot raise a child? A sufficiently advanced and well programmed robot could, and probably better than biological parents. After all, most parents do a pretty lousy job. I see the biggest problem with my suggestion the technical difficulty of preserving an electronic memory for 20 million years. Not impossible, but not easy.