Digital Wife

Gatebox recently announced that its Boku no Yome ("My Wife") device is now ready for sale. Though it'll cost you $1352, plus $13.52 a month if you want the subscription fee for future updates.

I'm not sure if it would be cheaper to just get a cat.

More info: Social News Daily

     Posted By: Alex - Tue Aug 14, 2018
     Category: Technology | AI, Robots and Other Automatons | Love & Romance

The ad copy refers to the user as “the masters” and later “will grow to be the user's ideal wife upon further updates”

I guess that this kind of relationship is a bit less creepy in the digital world, so they’ve got that going for them.
Posted by crc on 08/14/18 at 09:09 AM
This is sad. A person who deludes her/himself that interacting with a software package is real life. Oh, and no! I do not have the capacity in this instance to go the "however, there are people who..." route to find the middle, rational, acceptable route to the moderate point on the opinion scale on this subject.

My wife recently purchased one of those home "eveything" units. She claimed it would make our lives easier, leaving more time for rest and relaxation. After the setup the main unit, which looks like a glossy hockey puck, sat in the kitchen. The following weekend the neighbour visited to help me do some minor drywall repairs and painting. His beautiful Husky/Shepherd mix dog chewed hell out of the unit that had migrated from the kitchen to the living room coffee table. When my wife asked what had happened I responded, "real life asserted itself!"
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Posted by agent j on 08/14/18 at 10:18 AM
Do you get a discount if you live in your mothers basement?
Posted by F.U.D. on 08/14/18 at 11:51 AM
There's a lot of things thag Okaeri can do that a cat cannot, like organize your day, stay there if you want to take it to the vet and play with you when you want to, not at 3 am when cats want to. However, if you want to have something furry to stroke, you should either attach it on top of those furry cushions that purr or upgrade to a life-size blow-up wife.
Posted by Yudith on 08/15/18 at 06:09 AM
I'm trying to figure out how long humans will last when they start relying on machines for total companionship. I keep coming up with the Star Trek universe's "Borg."
Posted by KDP on 08/15/18 at 10:45 AM
Blow-up wives are so 20th Century. The modern equivalent has a poseable titanium skeleton with load-sensing joints, is made of TPE with implanted heating coils, comes with vibrating orifices, is self-lubricating, and has its own health plan (repair warranty which includes all scheduled maintenance).
Posted by Phideaux on 08/15/18 at 12:01 PM she is. (Scroll down to choose the Stormy Daniels face.)

Can't forget the ladies:
Posted by Virtual on 08/16/18 at 10:55 AM
I think I just saw the updated version of this in Blade Runner 2049.
Posted by Bodd on 08/20/18 at 08:28 AM
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