This was a very clever metaphor for dehumanization. I really appreciate your thought-provoking article.
Thank you for your work. People need to start applying ethics for these human-like creatures because as you said, it can have serious implications for how we treat one another.
We should not create robots that look like humans only to treat them in a way that stinks of domination. Instead, they should be helpers and the ethical conversations must continue.
You are also right that in laughing at dancing robots and reducing the technological advances to SkyNet people avoid having the serious conversation about ethical robotic development.