My current lifetime goal is to create and have a houseful of robot minions and friends, much like Sebastian in Blade Runner, but would I trust them with my credit cards? Not likely. However, lest we forget, we’re already kind of trusting a lot of robots these days with things like our credit card information and sometimes even our rights. No, really. Check this article by Mark Rasch at Security Focus:
Automated tools — including automated replies, spiders, crawlers, and browsers — may enter into contracts on our behalf, but without our knowledge.
The situation begs the question: Are such contracts binding and if so, binding on whom?