optimism http://kuow.org en Humans Look Forward To Turning Into Robots http://kuow.org/post/humans-look-forward-turning-robots <p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>Are you optimistic about the future of science? A recent Pew Survey found that 71 percent of Americans believe artificial arms and legs will perform better than natural ones by 2050, and 69 percent believe there will be a cure for most forms of cancer by then.</p><p>Will most Americans be springing for artificial limbs in 40 years? Maybe not. But we are certainly optimistic about the possibility of it all. Ross Reynolds talks with&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tali </span>Sharot,<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;research fellow in the department of cognitive, perceptual and brain sciences at University College London and the author of “The Optimism Bias: A Tour of the Irrationally Positive Brain.”</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 17:36:58 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 18486 at http://kuow.org Humans Look Forward To Turning Into Robots