Will Robots Replace You?

  • Peter Matthews
  • Steven Greenspan


At the dawn of civilization, in the forests of Siberia, a small tribe was engaged in discussion of great importance to themselves and mankind. It was winter. As the humans argued, wolf dogs ate scraps of discarded food. Smaller than wolves, they had been domesticated and were perfect for pulling heavy loads without overheating. But a few of the larger wolf dogs seemed able to pick up the scent of the large bears better than humans could. Some of the tribe wanted to breed and train these wolf dogs for hunting. Other hunters who were widely known for their olfactory skills might have been concerned that their specialty, their craft, was threatened by the more sensitive canine olfactory system.

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© Peter Matthews, Steven Greenspan 2020

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Matthews
    • 1
  • Steven Greenspan
    • 2
  1. 1.BerkhamstedUK
  2. 2.PhiladelphiaUSA

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