A lot is happening on the robotics front. Sure we are still at the beginning of the robot revolution, however all the signs point into a direction of a future where robots will be an integral part of society. In this video of Jules - a conversational character robot designed and built by David Hanson http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Hanson_%28robotics_designer%29 - you will be astonished to hear the answers the robot Jules gives and the "emotion" he shows. Of-course it is still "baby-talk", but clearly you can see that scientists are very far in the development of artificial intelligence.
What to think of DNA robots? In this article on the dialy galaxy http://tinyurl.com/2vb6x9d you can read about nanomachines made of DNA, that one day could assemble complex and tiny electrical and mechanical devices. In other words technology and real life will merge completely because technology becomes invisible and therefore "one" with reality. Is there a difference between the real and virtual world anyhow?
The first marriage performed by a robot is already a fact:
The movie Air Doll portraits the relation of some Japanese men with dolls.
Are we heading for a future where we will prefer a robotic spouse above a nagging partner?