A History of Artificial Pets

Introduction From Sony’s metallic marvel Aibo, the robot dog that barks in binary, to the questionably edible Chia Pet – a glorified house plant, nothing screams “21st-century ennui” more than our love affair with artificial pets. These impersonal, battery-operated furballs and clay-covered critters provide an avenue for the millennial, Gen Z, and boomer alike to […]