The commodification of artificial lifeforms isn't new, but it's still chilling to see it resurface again and again in pop culture.
This Playstation 3 short whose purpose was to demonstrate the real-time motion capture technology now available (versus a pre-animated cut scene) tells the chilling tale of Kara:
Similarly, a trailer for Prometheus, starring the lovely and oh-so-sexy Michael Fassbender as "David," literally sells you the man in a box:
Would you ever purchase a robot servant? Even/especially if he looked like Michael Fassbender?