Gatebox is a $2700 holographic cosplay assistant


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/12/15/gatebox-is-a-2700-holographic.html


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#3

This is just so sad, the way it hijacks our natural response to human interaction and being needed, making us imagine that we’re fulfilled when we’re just talking to a gimmick.

I want one.


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#5

Wow.

Virtual girlfriend mated with home automation. Brilliant idea! But, what they left out was the inevitable virtual stripper / porn module. Lonely nerds rejoice!

The product demo clip is just, well, sad.


#6

I’ll wait until the eventual Hatsune Miku version comes out

http://otakumode.com/news/57bbc1adf2dcceef6a17a7ac/Gatebox-Home-Live-feat-Hatsune-Miku-Collaborative-Content-Available-Exclusively-at-Magical-Mirai-2016


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#8

IMPORTANT UPDATE!

Azuma Hikari likes donuts, but she dislikes insects.


#9

There was an episode of Gravity Falls that warns us about this tech. .GIFfany was bad. Very bad.


#10

Is there an, uh, upgrade port anywhere? If so shut up and take my money!

So it’s a Pepper’s Ghost animated ‘assistant’ that flirts with you and sends you texts? How unspeakably lonely do you have to be? wow

Wasn’t there a movie “Lars and the Real Girl” based on a swedish film or something?


#11

Odd thing for a coffee machine to be able to do.


#12

I am so disappointed. From the headline:

Gatebox is a $2700 holographic cosplay assistant

It should be:

Gatebox is a $2700 holographic cosplaying assistant

The headline makes it sound like it would help people cosplay, but that simply is not the case.


#13

Same issue.

I think you need to switch the adjectives:

Gatebox is a $2700 cosplaying holographic assistant


#14

… and all watched over by machines of loving grace.


#15

Someone will eventually make the F*ckbit add-ons.


#16

Half my brain is critical about the direction humanity seems to be taking and the other half of my brain is like: Take my money!

Although being married, I feel owning one would fair as well as the lamp in A Christmas Story. :unamused:


#17

“It’s a major award!”


#18

Ralphie as Adult: [narrating] Only one thing in the world could’ve dragged me away from the soft glow of electric sex gleaming in the window.


#19

Then there’s Gatesbox:


#20

I came to make a snarky comment about its water resistance, but instead: Holy soul crushing loneliness, Batman!