Markets in everything: doppelganger edition
Who wouldn't want this? a doll that looks like you and spews out pre-recorded messages of your choice (in your voice) to your kid, so it's like you are always around them.
Now, I admit that I am not a parent and haven't been a kid for a long time, but this product appears moderately creepy to me; a good way to drum up future business for psychologists.
Aren't kids supposed to be away from their parents at points in childhood?
Aren't independence, self reliance and self confidence valuable traits?
Are modern parents really this paranoid, smothering, and neurotic?
I guess the proof will be in the sales figures.
One thing is for sure though: Kids couldn't "play" with dolls like these in the kitchens of the 1950s!