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Fictional Robots of the ’70s Will Be Reality In the 2020s

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Most of these robots are coming from east Asia, especially Japan. The ancient Japanese religion Shinto includes a belief in animism, which holds that both objects and human beings have spirits. As a result, Japanese culture tends to be more accepting of robot companions as actual companions, unlike Western culture, which views robots as soulless machines. In a culture where the inanimate can be considered to be just as alive as the animate, robots can be seen as members of society rather than the threat they are often depicted as in Western culture.

These type of robot companions seem a lot like pets. 

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