WATCH: Why Japan already embraces our android future

VPRO backlight looks at the current state of androids in Japan, including an interesting segment on geminoids, or robot twins made in the likeness of a human counterpart:

They also note the cultural differences that have allowed the android market to flourish in Japan.

There's a robot gap between the West and Japan. In the West, robots are considered a threat. They rob us of our jobs and eventually want to eradicate humanity. But in Japan, robots are heroes, and they're becoming more and more like human beings.


The Human Robot (via Botsee)