Question: have you heard of the uncanny valley?

Answer: it’s the concept that humans will appreciate and accept things that look either exactly like them, or are abstract enough to be cute. When you get too close while being too far, it causes discomfort and fear.

Question: what are some examples?

Answer: porcelain dolls, animated corpses, clowns, humanoid aliens, many digital models, puppets, “realistic” androids.

Question: what else?

Answer: me.