Friday, January 2, 2009

Women living with ultra real baby dolls

Via BoingBoing: "Women Living With Fake Baby Dolls Treat Them Like Real Children."

This is as disturbing as it is fascinating -- but perhaps I'm being unfair: there's clearly a very strong psychological desire for these women to be with and fuss over babies. It's no more weirder or depraved than this (NSFW). The consequentialist in me wonders if any harm is being done (likely none). In many of these cases, it's probably far more appropriate for these women to be with dolls rather than real babies.

Looking ahead, and given enough demand, it's completely reasonable to imagine these baby dolls becoming increasingly sophisticated and realistic. There will come a day when these women will be fussing over very cute and super realistic robot babies.

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