Someone famous (I couldn't find the source) once said that the strongest force in the universe is exponential growth. And, what's more, that humans aren't designed to think exponentially. We think linearly - 2x2x2, and not 2-squared, then cubed, etc. What all this means is just that when change accelerates, it can catch you off guard.
So, if you haven't been following robotics, this video will certainly catch you off guard (here's some background). And what's more more, check out this story about the Pentagon's DARPA program creating a robot cheetah that can catch human prey. Hmmm... seems seriously close to the Transformer Ravage.
So people talking about robots while playing Zork in their parent's basements are finally coming into the limelight. Expect to see much more of this in your lifetime.