Religious Automata, Ancient Robots and Miracles: 4,000 Years of Deception

The term “robot” was first introduced by Czech writer Karel Čapek in 1920 in his play “RUR”. Before the term robot was coined, mechanical machines and/or devices were referred to as automaton or automata.
Religious automata have been used for centuries to sway public perception and opinion into a doctrine or other they might not have chosen if it hadn’t been for the ‘miracles’ people witnessed being performed by said automata.

Bematists Were The Original Step Counters in Ancient Greece in The 5th Century BCE

The ancient Greeks were known for their fascination with physical activity and exercise, and one of the professions that emerged from this culture was that of the Bematists or Bematistae, who were essentially ‘step counters’. These individuals were responsible for measuring the distance of various routes, such as roads and racecourses, by counting the number of steps it took to traverse them