Will robots ever be able to lose — misplace — things?
I suspect that the answer is “no.”
But then: will robots ever really be able to find things?
Isn’t it precisely the lost thing that we find?
Isn’t it the case that losing is a capability, rather than a program dysfunction?
And that on this capability, the countervailing capability of finding is predicated?
(Alternative post title: After making and eating a mediocre sandwich I am unable for some time to find the mayonnaise lid until suddenly seeing it where I had placed it, upside down, in dim light on an inverted bowl of the same colour.)