She, or rather it, is an android: a human-like robot covered by a skin of silicone. I came across this photo while browsing through the National Geographic website. You may read more on this here and here. (By the way, I feel the term "Android" is a misnomer as it literally means "man-like" while these robots are "woman-like". Probably "humanoid would be a better word)
Interesting? Sure, it's a great achievement. Yet to me it seems kind of scary. I have read too many Asimov stories about androids, not to mention a few by Satyajit Roy and other writers. I am a big fan of the old TV series "Small Wonder". All this seems fine when it's in movies or books.
Somehow reality is different. Or rather, it should be different. I cannot help recalling a story where Russian androids had gone to blow up the
I also read one Asimov story where two robots were talking to each other and discussing the future of mankind. Is it possible? Only time will tell us that, but machines talking to each other is quite normal these days. Here’s what happened during my trip to
This reminds me: last week I checked out Google Earth after a long long time and got the shock of my life. They have added details for a lot of places and now our house in my hometown