Loneliness is a frequent theme in the book. Do you think Artificial Friends offer relief from loneliness or increase it?
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Jacqui
Jacqui
1 year ago

I think AF could be an answer for loneliness especially for older people who may not be able to get out so much. With the way technology is moving on I think they will be able to hold ‘real’ conversations, play games, remind people to eat/drink/take medication etc.

Jan Pearce
Jan Pearce
1 year ago

Not sure, would depend on the functionality of the robot.

Nina
Nina
3 months ago

I think AF can offer relief from loneliness, but it would be down to the individual user whether this felt meaningful. But the same could be said for human interaction; if it fulfills our needs then it is a relief. But if it doesn’t it can emphasise the loneliness.