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#1 Old 06-27-2010, 11:12 AM
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His name is Yotaro but I'm sure you could rename him:

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Little Yotaro giggles if you tickle him. If he’s fussy, you can calm him down with a rattle. He’s like any other baby except for the fact that he’s a robot.



According to CNN, Yotaro’s creators are hoping that the baby ‘bot will boost the Japanese birth rate, which is among the world’s lowest.



“A robot can’t be human but it’s great if this robot triggers human emotions, so humans want to have their own baby,
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#2 Old 06-27-2010, 11:59 AM
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freakishly large glowing head.
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#3 Old 06-27-2010, 12:25 PM
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I wouldn't think a creepy giant glowing baby who uses Japanese anime expressions for crying would convince people to have a child. .____.''



I was under the impression that Japan had crowding problems. I guess things have changed?
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#4 Old 06-27-2010, 07:08 PM
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Japan has a graying population and a zee-pee-gee childbirth rate combined with a real terror of immigration.
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#5 Old 06-27-2010, 08:00 PM
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Dude, that is one freaky baby. I think my birth canal just closed up from watching that.

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Originally Posted by Josiedaisy' date='28 June 2010 - 10:08 AM' timestamp='1277687282' post='2665531 View Post


Japan has a graying population and a zee-pee-gee childbirth rate combined with a real terror of immigration.

I don't know what zee-pee-gee means, but that's pretty spot-on. They do have an issue with crowding - in cities, at least. It's a small island. But their population is aging fast, and they're going to really lack workers pretty soon. Having a kid is expensive here, and so is living - so people in cities often have one kid, if they have one at all.



Out in the podunk where I live, 3 kids is fairly common - in fact, some of my friends get a discount card (not sure what the discount is or what it's for, but they get it) for having a third kid. You know, by "discount card" they might've meant "tax break" or something, now that I think about it.



Back to the point, though, creepy baby. *shudder* I don't see how that's going to make people want to have kids.
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According to CNN, Yotaro’s creators are hoping that the baby ‘bot will boost the Japanese birth rate, which is among the world’s lowest.



“A robot can’t be human but it’s great if this robot triggers human emotions, so humans want to have their own baby,

slops, gloops, and gruels.
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Dude, that is one freaky baby. I think my birth canal just closed up from watching that.



Lol same here. That thing is traumatizing.
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I don't know what zee-pee-gee means

I think it means ZPG which stands for zero population growth.
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#10 Old 06-28-2010, 07:06 PM
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That's the kind of thing that attacks you in your sleep in horror movies...
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#11 Old 06-29-2010, 07:19 AM
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Little Yotaro giggles if you tickle him. If he’s fussy, you can calm him down with a rattle. He’s like any other baby except for the fact that he’s a robot.



Not all babies are the same. Even a puppy would be more realistic than this - at least they have different personalities and can't be turned off.

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#12 Old 06-29-2010, 07:34 AM
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As if people need any more encouragement to have children.
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Dude, that is one freaky baby. I think my birth canal just closed up from watching that.



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#14 Old 07-02-2010, 09:33 PM
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Hubby and I agree that it's creepy looking and would definitely do the opposite intended..... Although we're not Japanese. Maybe Japanese people will find it better????
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#15 Old 07-17-2010, 05:10 PM
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I dont even have a birth canal, but I sure felt somthing close up!

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