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Recently on the news I saw a segment about human workers in Japan beginning to be replaced with human-like robots. The reporter went into a Japanese business and did a profile on the robot secretary, who was able to direct clients to their appointments and even scowl at the client if they were rude. Robots in Japan are becoming a necessity as their population ages and they do not encourage immigration into Japan. To assist the large aging population, Japanese engineers have come up with a robot human to lift patients in retirement homes from their beds to their wheel chairs and help them with their daily routines. When I saw this, I was in complete awe – I can’t believe that human-like robots are beginning to do the jobs of human beings.