A cartoon character for a wife: a memory from the KurzweilAI forum

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A cartoon character for a wife: a memory from the KurzweilAI forum

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I just remembered something from many years ago, when I was a member of the now-extinct KurzweilAI.net forum. One day, someone created a thread that asked us when, in our opinions as futurists and tech people, he would be able to create an AI wife whose personality was copied from the character "Pinkie Pie" from the show My Little Pony. My answer was either 2029 or 2039 (today, I'll err on the side of the later date).

The thread sticks out in my mind because I was both amused by the poster and kind of impressed with his courage admitting his romantic attraction to a nonhuman cartoon character. And while a few others mocked him (including, ironically, a transsexual member who labelled the attraction "deviant"), I took the question seriously and thought the forum was the perfect place for it. If you're a member of a futurist website like this, you're a weirdo, and you shouldn't just others who are weird, but in different ways.
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