sometimes books of fiction have been written that seem to have been books of prophecy when one reads them in later years. i can think of 3 off hand...to those, i'll add "Children of Men". if you read the book, rather than watching the move, you might see the connection to this story.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/technology/technology.html?in_article_id=460015&in_page_id=1965
japan is the only country that is currently experiencing a population decline. they do not encourage immigration and they are not having children. substitute robots for dolls.....
i also wonder when we'll have to have laws to protect the robots. no hitting, no verbal abuse, no unplugging without cause
. a little "IRobot" anyone??