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Someone (or Something) to Come Home To

 by Bennett Gordon


Tags: Creepy Technology, New York Magazine,

Drew Burrows was tired of coming home alone to an empty bed. So the young, single, New York University student created a virtual companion to keep him company: a thin, quiet brunette who exists solely for the purpose of curling up next to people while they sleep. The New York Magazine blog reports that Burrows invented a video projection designed for a bed that responds to people as they sleep. If a person curls up on his or her side, the projection will snuggle up close and spoon. Lay back and the projection will stretch out, but still keep close enough to almost feel. When asked how long he’d been single, the inventor replied, “[l]ong enough to come up with this idea.” 

You can watch a video of the projection from Burrows’ website below: 

       
rough footage from drew on Vimeo.
billy_1
6/5/2008 8:09:01 PM

I dunno, I think maybe he's a pioneer. Heck, I'm thinking about projecting a harem into my bedroom while the little lady is out of town visiting her mother. Ingenuity and free markets make everything better :)


dave41
6/5/2008 7:46:23 PM

DUDE! You are gonna be single a lot longer now that you've gone public. Get a dog or something. This is Pathetic!