Enter: Gatebox's Virtual Home Robot, Azuma Hikari.
Okay… I haven't quite decided yet whether this is cool, or creepy. It's probably both. Actually, it's a lot of both. But, it is probably the next phase in integrated home technology and personal interactive technology. The video below shows the lonely Japanese professional and how his day is brightened by the sweet robot's comments, suggestions, tweets, and courteous actions throughout the day. Once you get passed the weirdness of it all, I think that you can see the attraction (both in a good way, and in a bad way) of how this type of technology will advance the likes of what we have with Apple's Siri, and Amazon's Alexa voice response systems.
The system is being presold now (around $3,000 with shipping), and as of last week there have been over 200 units sold. A more extensive, 27 minute explanation and demonstration is available from Tokyo Otaku Mode's Facebook page.
Creepy or not, I think this is the first of many virtual holographic personal assistants to come.