I for one welcome our robotic baby seal overlords. How would you like your tuna, mein liege?

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soak in the cute my people. soak in it.

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8 thoughts on “I for one welcome our robotic baby seal overlords. How would you like your tuna, mein liege?

  1. How very strange and odd. My first reaction was- -Will someone eventually bash it to death on a robotic ice floe. My second reaction was– I guess that's kind of nice. Ultimately it comes back to strange and odd.One of the care facilities my mom was at before she went to hospice had budgies and a resident cat. When you're taking care of a group of infirm or dementia-ridden human beings, adding a real animal can hardly be more work. I mean, you're cleaning up poop and feeding everyone anyway. I agree with the final assessment that the spontaneous responses of the real animal can't be duplicated, even though these folks seem to think it'll do for lonely men as well.

  2. I'm with you on the final assessment but I can see Paro having a range of uses: as initial contact to deeply withdrawn or hostile patients, or those who are so extremely frail. I saw the 15-in robotic girlfriend too. <snerk>I'm glad to see that resident cats are becoming more of a norm in hospices and other care facilities. but budgies is a new one. so cute. and we all remember when Mr. B T visited the Fisher house.

  3. I like the idea. I can see the benefit of it, but I can also say there are a lot of cats looking for homes (and they'd take nursing homes). The seal is good because it will work regardless of if the person is allergic to animals and let's face it, some cats don't like to cuddle up. If I were confined to a bed, I might take it, but I'd rather just have a remote control.

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