You are not alone

Ever wanted a carbon copy of yourself to introduce to your friends or use as a body double so you can sneak out of work early? Well, you aren’t the only one, it would seem. If you live in Japan, you can totally cash in on your dream thanks to department store operators Sogo & Seibu.

These mechanical robots are part of a promotion in Japan and will be built by robotics company Kokoro, who are famous for their receptionist robots. There are only two twins available, but seeing as they run 20.1 million yen ($223,000 each), they might not find any takers right off the bat, despite how reasonable that actually sounds. On the other hand, they’ll model the robot’s speech after your voice so you can actually talk to yourself.

Having heard my voice record, I’m not sure if that’s a good thing.