Driverless cars manufactured in the US, robots that commute to work for you... these are a some of the inventions secret Google scientists are working on.

Via the NY Times:

In a top-secret lab in an undisclosed Bay Area location where robots run free, the future is being imagined.

It’s a place where your refrigerator could be connected to the Internet, so it could order groceries when they ran low. Your dinner plate could post to a social network what you’re eating. Your robot could go to the office while you stay home in your pajamas. And you could, perhaps, take an elevator to outer space.

These fantasies sound dreamy—especially on a Monday morning. They also seem impossibly lonely.