Mark my words I do believe that before we croak, we will see android companions regularly in society.
Not "just in Japan" with the dancing demo robots, or just in the lab.
I mean going out shopping, and seeing people with a humanoid robot walking alongside them. Carrying groceries. Fetching shoes and dresses in colors and sizes.
Or hanging out with you.
Or, I assume you've seen the movie AI,
"press ... -start- ... to begin your ... -blowjob.-"
... ... [noises] [actions] [sensations] [whirring] ... ...
"please insert ... -nine-ty- -nine- -credits- ... to continue the pleasure.
But I'm not kidding. We have the technologies and willpower to do these things. To create pervasive and incredible robotic products. And I promise you: over the next couple of decades there will be not only a market demand but also a total acceptance into society.
It will take time. Businesses and products like Segway and iRobot are going to become, let's just say... -a lot more.- A lot more.
And eventually we'll have one machine tell the other not to feed him. They'll only want more. They'll only want more.