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Old 05-19-2015, 08:02 PM
 
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Here’s some seriously bad news for lovers of man’s best friend.

A leading animal welfare researcher has claimed that the rise in global population will lead to real animals becoming the reserve of the extremely wealthy, meaning that the rest of us will turn to ‘robot dogs’ for companionship.


Read more: Dogs will become too expensive in the future, we'll have to buy robots | Metro News
But will their owners pick up the data dump?
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Old 05-20-2015, 01:36 AM
 
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That's a horribly written article. It doesn't mention why this guy thinks a rising human population will lead to prohibitively expensive pets. I don't see a link between the two whatsoever.
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Old 05-22-2015, 08:38 AM
 
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Here’s some seriously bad news for lovers of man’s best friend.

A leading animal welfare researcher has claimed that the rise in global population will lead to real animals becoming the reserve of the extremely wealthy, meaning that the rest of us will turn to ‘robot dogs’ for companionship.

Read more: Dogs will become too expensive in the future, we'll have to buy robots | Metro News
Apparently, this article is making the case that due to global overpopulation, we won't have enough food to feed dogs, but we'll have enough resources to mass-producing robotic dogs. And this makes absolutely zero sense on so many levels.

Why would global population growth mostly in the third-world mean, for example, Americans and Europeans couldn't afford dogs?

If food is so supremely expensive that we can't feed dogs, how can we possibly have the money for robotic dogs?

The premise of this article is beyond absurd. John, not everything you find on a 'news' site merits propagation.
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