#566 – Program

I’m fascinated by recent news stories referring to people “dating” that have never met in real life. It makes it really seem plausible that people will start having relationships with some sort of artificial life in the future. I assumed it would have to be some sort of physical robot but apparently text and a voice will make the cut.

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8 thoughts on “#566 – Program”

  1. kingklash says:

    One of the secrets of the Universe: fresh coffee = Love.

  2. pbarnrob says:

    Marriage tip (works before, too!): Flowers say “I’m sorry”, chocolate says “I love you!”
    Baldo (in the local newspaper comics) has a friend in HS, dating a ‘bubble girl’ who can’t leave the sterile rooms where she lives, using a remote Segway to have a telepresence; apparently there’s such a real thing… Oh, and Luann, with her Aussie boyfriend on the phone since he went home. Better’n nothin’ but still kinda sad. We won’t get into Brewster and crew…

  3. Falos says:

    “What is love?”

    Depends what _kind_ of fulfillment you’re after, I guess.

    One of the most loaded, nonspecific words in the English language, alongside champions like “thing” and “stuff”.

    1. Am says:

      Baby, don’t hurt me~

  4. reynard61 says:

    “Stay away from our women! You’ve got metal fever, boy! Metal fever!” – Bender (“I Dated a Robot”, Futurama)

  5. Wanderer says:

    Remote relationships have to work, or what would military wives/husbands do when deployments come up. (admittedly they are HARD, just reference our divorce rate when compared to all you normals who actually get to live around your S.O. all the time.)

    1. m4rek says:

      There is an upside though – you get to appreciate what time you *do* have together.

    2. tirsden says:

      I could easily handle a relationship like this, considering I was brought up a pseudo-military brat. Probably explains why I’ve also had several internet relationships… the problem there is meeting psychotics and liars, or the most common denominator, psychotic liars.

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