It's already here (and has been for years)
> something that automates away some tedious bit so that I can sleep more
Pop the bread in the toaster - go off and do something else.
Drop your laundry in the washer then go to the shops
While you're there, buy a prepacked sandwich for lunch - and a readymeal for later
On the way home, pop the motor through the car wash in a couple of minutes
Have to talk to someone in Dusseldorf, Raleigh or Wellington? Surprise! you can just pick up the phone,
We have so many time and labour saving devices - and have had for so long - that they are fully incorporated into our lives. To the extent where they are invisible and just taken as normal. However, we don't have a single robotic slave that does all of the tedious chores we are too lazy, or don't have time for (which amounts to the same thing: prioirities). No. Our "robotic butlers" are distributed through the home and our daily lives and show up in the form of gadgets and as the service industries which are such a large part of our lives - and a massive (if low paid) part of the workforce.