Geminoid|DK ought to make you fell uncomfortable, if Masahiro Mori’s “uncanny valley” hypothesis holds true. Mori’s hypothesis states that a negative emotional response linked to revulsion occurs when humans interact with replicas that look almost like humans.
Mori’s hypothesis is derived in part from Sigmund Freud’s 1919 essay The Uncanny which studies the concept of the uncanny in literature, particularly in E.T.A. Hoffmann’s short story “The Sandman.”
In Freud’s view, the uncanny, or what is uncomfortably familiar, unconsciously reminds us of our repressed impulses. These impulses are threatening to us, and we experience the Oedipal fear of “being robbed of one’s eyes.”