In this world of science, we can always expect the unexpected. According to a recent book, parents will have the option of having digital children by the third quarter of this century. For those of you who are currently in their teens, this means that you may look forward to playing with a grandchild who will only exist in the immersive virtual world of the Metaverse.
According to British behavioral psychologist and user experience expert Catriona Campbell, author of “AI By Design: A Plan for Living With Artificial Intelligence” this generation will be known as the “Tamagotchi Generation.
What are Tamagotchi kids?
The digital pet made by the Japanese toy company Bandai, which was popular all over the world in the 1990s and the early 2000s, inspired the name of the product. More than 80 million Tamagotchi toys had been sold globally as of the previous year.
You must believe that it will be a robot, in which case you are mistaken. Actually, the metaverse, or virtual world, would make all of this conceivable. They will look identical to the original, though. They’ll feel things, too.
According to Campbell, artificial intelligence (AI) will create Tamagotchi Kids that will be widely accepted in the next 50 years. The environment in which these children will dwell will function appropriately as a result of AI. These kids will be able to hug you with a 3D haptic sensation. They will feel happiness, and will cry when they get hurt or injured.
Tamagotchi Kids will fulfil your wish even though there will be emotions. You can order these and have them produced. You can take such customizable kids home if you want to, and you will be able to return them if you want to.
Tamagotchi Kids would be of such a high calibre that it would be difficult to distinguish between real-world children, according to Campbell, who founded a company similar to EY-Seren in 2001 with a significant experiment in experience design. According to Campbell’s predictions based on AI research, the Tamagotchi generation’s children will be welcomed in the same manner that digital animals were in Japan.
Why virtual kids?
Campbell has cited what she sees as specific benefits to choosing a virtual child over a real one, including the fact that they will cost practically nothing to raise, will consume very little resources in a world that is already overpopulated and where the threat of food shortages looms large and will have a negligible environmental footprint throughout their entire life.