Artificial Companions

People laugh at the idea of artificial companions, bringing to mind blow up dolls. People don’t need much. People without human companions make do with cats, dogs, birds, fish, televisions… An artificial companion does not need to pass that high a bar to be useful. If the companion can do even minor caregiving that a loving partner might offer, so much the better. Artificial companions might look like grandparents, grandchildren, pets, movie stars, deceased relatives… They need not look like robots.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)