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Author Topic: The Perfect Pet for Broken Generations  (Read 1027 times)

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The Perfect Pet for Broken Generations
« on: September 20, 2021, 08:31:11 PM »
$733k at the time of this posting. It's a Tribble looking "AI pet with emotional capabilities". Phillip K. Dick predicted this many decades ago - future generations without relationship with real animals...or real humans.
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/moflin-an-ai-pet-with-emotional-capabilities?

"Perfect" pet for the broken. No need to interact except when you demand attention. 

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Re: The Perfect Pet for Broken Generations
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2021, 06:58:12 AM »
Speaking as a dog owner... what. the. fuck.

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Re: The Perfect Pet for Broken Generations
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2021, 10:40:33 PM »
Cringy af, it’s literally furry socks.
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Re: The Perfect Pet for Broken Generations
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2021, 05:36:16 PM »
Is this surprising? Pets can be costly, and in our broken economy with no financial stability it's more difficult to care for a pet.

But as far as humans go- whenever I encounter some loudmouth Baby Boomer whining about lack of "community" I always tell them no fooling, Sherlock- what did they expect? In an increasingly hostile (especially if you're a white straight male) society where anyone and everyone can be a potential false accuser, enabler of the witch hunts, or willing to abandon someone because of an accusation becoming a loner becomes a matter of survival- just like during The Terror in the mourned-by-the-left Soviet Union.

Humans need something. And if this is all that's available, it will become "real" to them. Heck, sexual relationships are so broken thanks to feminism that "sexbots" are becoming THE thing for more and more men.

And some people wonder why I'm so grim at times.
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Re: The Perfect Pet for Broken Generations
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2021, 05:41:37 PM »
Is this surprising? Pets can be costly, and in our broken economy with no financial stability it's more difficult to care for a pet.

It's better that some loner cuddle his electric furry sock than adopt, then abandon a real animal.


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Re: The Perfect Pet for Broken Generations
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2021, 05:44:07 PM »
I was in dog rescue for decades. Trust me, the situation for pets has NOT improved; during the covid-19 outbreak there was a rash of adoptions but once it blows over watch what happens.

I feel sorry for such people that what amounts to a toy becomes something they become attached to. There are times I wish I would not wake up to deal with this world any longer.
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Re: The Perfect Pet for Broken Generations
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2021, 06:45:18 PM »
Is this surprising? Pets can be costly, and in our broken economy with no financial stability it's more difficult to care for a pet.

That largely depends how you approach it. Getting things set up for a small dog will often cost you $300 + pet. After that, maintaining a pet can be very low cost, unless they’re unhealthy or one of those giant breeds.

My dogs will take their yearly vaccines including the rabies shot for less than $75. Grooming and bathing is done at home, my only expense is food, treats, pads which tend to last 2 months minimum.

Always thought about adopting, but hard to know what you’re getting into. Only adopt if you can afford the care. From German shepherds to Pomeranians they’re good company, and a lot of work. That’s why I often advise people, to only get a dog if they’re up to it. Lots of assholes give dogs away like toys, that scars the dog for life.
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Re: The Perfect Pet for Broken Generations
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2021, 08:01:13 AM »
Shit like this existed before (play robodogs and such). Its just a stupid gimmick.

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