A Canadian man, apparently unable to find the perfect woman, has done the next best thing — he's built himself one.
Le Trung, a 33-year-old software engineer who lives with his parents in Brampton, Ontario, a suburb of Toronto, says he's spent about $20,000 so far on Aiko, a 5-foot-tall female android with clear skin, a slim if shapely figure and a wonderful disposition.
"She can recognize faces, she can identify medication, she can even butter your toast," Le Trung tells the Toronto Globe and Mail.
Not only that, but Aiko speaks — in both English and, for some reason, Japanese. (Le Trung has a Vietnamese name.) She can also read.
"Aiko is what happens when science meets beauty," Le Trung tells the Sun of London. "Aiko doesn't need holidays, food or rest, and will work almost 24 hours a day. She is the perfect woman."
This story brings several comments to mind:
No, Aiko is what happens when high intelligence meets no social skills
My 15 year old is barred from watching any more anime or buying any more manga.
How socially misfit is this generation (or perhaps, hopefully, just this one specimen of it) that it thinks that the perfect woman is one who never needs a day off and only does what you program her to do?
Is this guy in the FLDS? Has he contacted them? They might be interested.
Actually not. They want real women... I mean, girls ... to dominate.
This reminds me of an extremely crude joke I knew in my twenties. Aiko cannot be the perfect woman; she does not own a liquor store.