The government of Japan is planning to have robots take over the lives of the nation’s elderly citizens, according to a report in The Guardian.
Japan’s elderly people are a growing proportion of the total population of 127 million, and taking care of them is becoming an issue of increasing concern.
Currently, there are around 33 million people in Japan who are over the age of 65, which is about a quarter of the total population.
According to The Guardian, the number of healthcare workers who can take care of the elderly will not be enough to meet growing needs. [Read more…] about Robots to completely take over the lives of elderly people in Japan