This theory does not only apply to human robots but also (to a degree) to stuffed animals and corpses and very realistic 3d models.
Nevertheless the below footage is estonishing and gives an insight in the progress in human robotics and how realistic the result can be.
Whilst basking in the pleasures of the Eternal Gardens, where geisha-like girls attend to his every whim, he sees a young girl enter, followed by many ghostlike children.
He lives in his own purgatory, brought on by the death of Hel, the woman he loved, who originally belonged to another (Rotwang).
Whilst Rotwang is responsible for making man machines to work in the underground city, his loss of Hel causes him to create a female robot in her image.
Yes, the quality of the film, the old 35 mm tape and a later duplicate copy of 16mm, support its true age but the plot is not dissimilar to our lifestyles of today. It describes a life on two levels – thinkers (the managers) and doers, the workers who, like in many of today’s big businesses, exist as numbers or statistics, rather than as real human beings.
The two level separation is carried one stage further, in that the workers work underground, eyes glazed with such monotonous work, while the masters work above ground, in what features as a brightly-lit city, heavy with traffic and taxis and sporting not only the Eternal Gardens but also Yoshiwara, its own red light district, for the pleasures to be found within. Fredersen is the powerful master of the city of , devoid of feelings and he is the almighty one who controls life underground.
Even now, in the twenty-first century, aren’t we still in awe of what special effects can achieve?