In about 1996 whilst working in London, I was called across the office by my boss and he showed me a German news website that had a window perhaps two inches square which housed a grainy video of a talking-head speaking German.
I had a deadline that day and slightly shrugged and moved-on until later when we discussed the implications of video over the internet and what that would mean for businesses world-wide. Then I just stopped and stared for what felt like hours.
This video is a little like that moment. It's a pretty rudimentary robot but for a the first time it feels like this is going to be a big thing... And that it's going to be a really big thing really soon.
I like posting the occasional robot video, and this one made my jaw drop. Check out the way the robot trips and recovers itself around 45s. Then see if you feel sorry for it when it’s human overlord starts being mean around 1m 22s.