Let’s face it, the Japanese are obsessed with robots and it’s only a matter of time before entire populations are replaced by cyborgs. In the meantime, the very rich and vain can get a head start and have their very own robotic doppleganger made as part of “promotional sale at Sogo, Seibu, and Robinson’s department stores” reports Pink Tentacle. And here’s where shit gets really, really scary:
In addition to providing the robot with the owner’s face, body, hair, eyes and eyelashes, Kokoro will model the robot’s facial expressions and upper body movements after the buyer. The robot’s speech will be based on recordings of the owner’s voice.
So what does an Invasion of the Body Snatcher-type version of yourself cost? Not cheap: about $223,000. |Pink Tentacle|