All of my robot fears, because I have those, ARE COMING TRUE. A Roboticist, David Hanson, has developed Sophia:
Hanson says: “….that one day robots will be indistinguishable from humans. Robots will walk, play, teach, help and form real relationships with people.The artificial intelligence will evolve to the point where they will truly be our friends. Not in ways that dehumanize us, but in ways the rehumanize us, that decrease the trend of the distance between people and instead connect us with people as well as with robots.” TERRIFYING. Sophia is designed to perform customer-service type jobs — and so, she has 62 different facial expressions that can make us feel like she is empathizing with our woes. Yes, yes, of course, and yes. But there is something just sort of off.
WHICH IS THAT SHE HAS NO SOUL.