Skip to content

A new fashion accessory?

March 10, 2010

So we’ve seen the tamagotchis and even robot pets. Now Stuart Karten comes with a part pet and part
fashion accessory. But I don’t think it’s an accessory we will see a lot of anytime soon…

Nevertheless, Stuart Karten has a interersting point: “In a world where the value of life decreases daily, where boundaries between real and artificial are increasingly blurred, where children are far removed from what life is and what sustains it, comes a toy that will truly confuse them…”

But what is the epidermits pet exactly? 
as a fully functioning organism resulting from advanced tissue engineering and the latest fuel cell and electronics technology. Customizable with different body, skin and hair selections and through tanning, tattooing or piercing, they don’t think or feel pain, but follow a complex set of algorithms. Requiring minimal maintenance, they can be
stored in the freezer to induce a state of deep hibernation.

Then the guestion remains.. just because we can, does it mean we should?

Advertisements
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: