Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010
20

Creepy Japanese Baby Robot Will Solve Nation's Fertility Problems


I am not sure how this scary little mechanized infant is supposed to increase the desire for a real child, but you've got to hand it to the Japanese: They can't develop a technological product that isn't, on some level, about fucking.

Tags:

20 Comments / Post A Comment

Bittersweet (#765)

Wow, they've gotta stop feeding robot baby so much robot formula.

Crazy insane or insane crazy?/Is it a baby robot or a robot baby?

Bittersweet (#765)

Either/or? Hey, it's what makes English fun and impossible…

Jared (#1,227)

Or: the American media doesn't care about Japanese technological products that aren't on some level about fucking.

petejayhawk (#1,249)

You say that like it is a bad thing?

kneetoe (#1,881)

If there's one thing having a baby around doesn't make you want to do, it's have another baby.

HiredGoons (#603)

Glorified Tamagachi.

saythatscool (#101)

I don't know. Tamagachis don't come to life at night and eat your wife's soul.

saythatscool (#101)

Kristi Yamaguchi on the other hand…

KarenUhOh (#19)

And all this money spent trying to get my Zhu Zhu to impregnate my Chia Pet.

HiredGoons (#603)

'make your wife stop having sex with you years earlier.'

saythatscool (#101)

I did that without the help of a robot. I call it "uncontrollable flatulence."

Screen Name (#2,416)

I ran this story through the Google Murakami translator. Now it makes more sense:

"One beautiful April morning, on a narrow side street in Tokyo's fashionable Harujuku neighborhood, I walked past the 100% perfect baby boy.

Tell you the truth, he's not that good-looking. He doesn't stand out in any way from the other baby boys. His swaddling is nothing special. His chubby head is eerily plasticine and his little puppy-ear hood makes him seem vaguely anthropomorphic, like he isn't a baby boy at all but something else, something different. He isn't young, either – must be near thirty weeks, not even close to a "baby boy," properly speaking. But still, I know from fifty yards away: He's the 100% perfect baby boy for me."

garge (#736)

Tell you the truth, the tears, they are streaming 100% down my head.

Screen Name (#2,416)

@garge
I think it's tough to read the original "100% perfect girl" Murakami story without having that reaction and not really sure I want to find myself in the position of trusting someone who doesn't… not because I think it's indicative of some vague character flaw on their part; it's just a personal preference, like for Tab or dark chocolate or Vicodin.

Full story is here: http://www.mat.upm.es/~jcm/murakami-perfect.html

garge (#736)

<3

Aren't all technological products, on some level, about fucking?

kneetoe (#1,881)

Ok smarty what does the internet have to do with fucking???

Prince Bill (#4,104)

Reminds me of the movie ZPG where no one is allowed to have kids and they give everyone creepy dolls. Till of course everyone realizes that sex is fun and they have it and then a giant dome is dropped on them so they suffocate and die like a fucked up version of mouse trap.

Crazy movie…

RobynDVC (#3,887)

You know, an upcoming economic crisis in Japan because of a dwindling populartion could be solved by loosening up their immigration policies.

But, I suppose if they did that there would be no pretext to design obese robot babies, so it would really be everyone's loss.

Post a Comment