Honda asimo is a humanoid robot that has been around the block for awhile. This is a twelfth generation asimo in a line that began in 1986. Over the years he has become intelligent and can walk up stairs and even run. He can set up algorithms and remember what a certain item is like a hair brush. He will come up to you and make you feel like he is completely aware of you. The movements he makes are quiet and graceful. He is constantly improving with the further development of his software. Maybe open source software development could in the future give him a complete thought process. The development of an sdk could enable developers to create add-ons to his personality like it does with the iphone. High speed wireless networks are also always improving so he could use algorithms made by google to be aware of where he is and find out what something is if he doesn’t know. He could get indoors because he know it’s gonna rain. The ability to mass produce them in a cost effective manor may be in the not so distant future. The purposes they could serve could be vast. For example one day Walmart could have him watch secure parking lot at night. If something happens he could understand it and wirelessly notify police and record it or maybe intervene. It might not end up being a good thing and could be an invasion of privacy. If history repeats itself your kids will probably live to see the day.