I will pass thanks.
Japanese startup Groove X will on Saturday stage fittings for a wearable sling - somewhat akin to baby carriers - designed to let owners of "Love Robots" more easily carry the machines wherever they go. The robots in question are called LOVOTs – a name that combines the words Love and Robot to reflect the creations' intended …
I would say that those "love bots" are just one of the next evolutionary steps after the tamagotchis crawled out of the poisoned sea of electronic waste.
I hate to remember the affection one of the girls i knew had towards that beeping annoyance. Offering to install a stop switch on the clock circuit so that she could actually live her life not controlled by the beep egg was met by considerale aggression. And no, she was not of asian origin.
Some years back the Independent published an april fools story claiming that scientists had discovered an eighth colour in the rainbow. Most amusing.
But as it happened, such a thing had indeed been discovered. By William Herschel, no less, way back in 1800. :-)
(open access, and well worth a read, imo)
So to know i am sad i have to interact with frankensteins teddy who then sends that info to my phone so that i can then read that i feel sad ?
There are comparable "over teched" things mentioned on an appropriate website.
...$$$...for a pre-loved unit.
That could mean a second hand market, where your post-loved units are cheaper?
Or, maybe better, it can be combined with the NFT market, where you can buy LOVE-tokens to install in the pre-loved unit to make it increasingly loveable for some time. Used LOVE units may be returned to the blockchain for added value. Your valuation will depend on the amount of LOVE you show the unit.(*)
(*)Terms and conditions apply. Added LOVE will be subject to corporate evaluation and the sound/camera system may be used to assist any evaluation. All LOVE-tokens are subject to a 30% commission, payable in USD.
But I had to take it out to use it but it was bloody useful. Now I'm wondering it one of these for a laptop/tablet might actually be quite a boon. I must say I find the Japanese delight in robot toys a little disturbing but then they'd probably find my desire to do a bit of coding in the pub 'while I still can remember the light bulb moment I've just had' a bit weird too. I can see problems with ripping charging/network sockets out of walls but as I'm leaving it will be someone elses problem.
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