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Watch sad Vladimir Putin gaze wistfully at a robot-driven ATV

Watch sad Vladimir Putin gaze wistfully at a robot-driven ATV

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This week, the Russian military presented Vladimir Putin with a humanoid robot that looks like a Daft Punk stand-in and is reportedly capable of both shooting a handgun and, as seen in the footage above, driving an all-terrain vehicle. The robot was developed by Advanced Research Foundation (ARF), which RT notes is Russia's analog to DARPA.

There's a lot to love in this 44-second short film, which reveals the exact moment where Putin comes to understand and accept the future. The moment comes just after the android slowly drives along a track past a burning mass:

Russian cyborg robot and fire

It's at this point we cut to a shot of Putin staring at the event through a transparent safety barrier (henceforth, a "window"). As the camera dramatically moves closer, we see Putin concentrate on what lies in front of him, then, suddenly realizing that organic life has a finite time span, question his own mortality before snapping out of it, looking back up at the driving robot, and accepting the future for what it is:

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