Married to a hologram

We recently posted about a Japanese company (Gatebox) that had created a "digital wife"... a device that created a holographic companion for lonely people. Now 35-year-old Akihiko Kondo has married his hologram companion. From

Since March, Kondo has been living with a moving, talking hologram of Miku that floats in a ShSh280,000 ( $2,800) desktop device.
Gatebox, the company that produces the hologram device has issued a "marriage certificate," which certifies that a human and a virtual character have wed "beyond dimensions".
The singer welcomes Kndo home every evening and tells him when it is time for bed. He even sleeps with a doll of the hologram beside him.

I'd bet money that the 'marriage' is a publicity stunt engineered by Gatebox.

     Posted By: Alex - Sun Nov 18, 2018
     Category: AI, Robots and Other Automatons | Marriage | Love & Romance

My mother had over a dozen Cabbage Patch dolls, all with their birth certificates. We would joke with her that she looked remarkably fit for the number of children she had.
Posted by KDP on 11/18/18 at 01:48 PM
I suspect you're a little too conspiracy-oriented, Alex. I have complete faith there are people with 'unique personalities' who came up with it on their own. The company's PR department probably just went along with it.

Actually, it's called objectophilia. Google 'Erika Eiffel' or 'Amanda Liberty.'
Posted by Phideaux on 11/18/18 at 02:44 PM
Just a thought. Try meeting/dating a real person?

agent j
Posted by agent j on 11/18/18 at 03:46 PM
Various forms/levels of autism are usually associated with such activities.
Posted by Phideaux on 11/18/18 at 08:35 PM
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