It may be frowned upon in most social circles, but are there situations where an ultra realistic invisible interactive boyfriend / girlfriend app could “literally” save your life?
By: Ringo Bones
Some might have been smitten by the movie Her where Joaquin Phoenix dated his artificial intelligent operating system played Scarlet Johanssen, while some got disgusted when college football star Manti Te'o never got a clue that his “girlfriend” was a cruel hoax. The concept of having an imaginary boyfriend or girlfriend is highly frowned upon in most social circles of the working class in the industrialized West. Kathy Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb might have joked about the very idea back in 2012, but are there situations where an app that allows one to have an imaginary invisible boyfriend or girlfriend app with a proviso for “real time interactive proof” can “literally” save your life?
Even though it currently only serves in the greater Southern California region, there is already a virtual boyfriend / girlfriend app whose services that you can avail to. Inspired by those 1998 era Tamagotchi virtual pets, the invisible virtual boyfriend / girlfriend app can be consided a much more evolved version of their Tamagotchi virtual pet counterparts and could even score higher in a Turing Test. And with a “premium service” of 24.99 US dollars a month, your virtual invisible boyfriend / girlfriend would seem so real to any of your acquaintances who doesn’t have the need to know. The service includes your virtual boyfriend or girlfriend to send you text messages, e-mails and even voicemails twice or more a day and will even snail mail you a hand-written letter vial the US Postal Service for at least once a month. Will such services soon become widespread to keep one’s stalking ex-boyfriends and ex-girlfriends at bay? Better ones could prove useful when you want to avoid being set up to a blind date of the “ugliest bunch” especially if you have just started working in such a “hostile workplace”.