When I wrote this I wrote it in more or less a light vein.
This, however, is scary. I wonder what we'll see next.
[Update on the update: Today after I came to the office, I realised that the above video may not be visible to many people like me, whose firewall blocks streaming videos. Just for their benefit, let me say that it shows a Japanese robot that looks exactly like its creator, talks using his voice, breathes using compressed air, and even feels hurt if poked in the face.]