Appearances, which In Japan are everything, can now be rented. Company Family Romance can give you anyone from any age for any conceivable situation. In some cases, the appearance is kept for as long as the person is alive.
Yuichi: I played a father for a 12-year-old with a single mother. The girl was bullied because she didn’t have a dad, so the mother rented me. I’ve acted as the girl’s father ever since. I am the only real father that she knows.
Morin: And this is ongoing?
Yuichi: Yes, I’ve been seeing her for eight years. She just graduated high school.
Morin: Does she understand that you’re not her real father?
Yuichi: No, the mother hasn’t told her.
|De-Oiled Birds: Good for BP, Bad for Birds #OilSpill|
|G4S: the World's Third-Largest Private-Sector Security Company, Is Bigger Than the British Army|
|"The Corporate Keep-My-Data-Out-of-the-U.S. Clause"|
|Luna: Package Delivery When You're Actually Home|
|When Companies Respond to Online Criticism With Lawsuits|
|“Session replay scripts collect can’t reasonably be expected to be kept anonymous.”|
|When the Wrong Hastag Can Get You Killed by an Assassination Drone|
|iotacons: Pixelated Art by Andy Rash|
|Knowing how to operate a smartphone does not qualify as being tech savvy.|
|“Governments around the world are dramatically increasing their efforts to manipulate information on social media.”|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|“When automation starts displacing lawyers, accountants and bankers, then we might see some push-back.”|
|“A photograph of the last male northern white rhinoceros.”|
|“A fraudster poses as an attractive woman and encourages a man to masturbate in front of a webcam.”|
|“Semis, not personal cars, are the smartest use of autonomous technology.”|
|“The homemade airplane does indeed fly!”|
|“The education industry as a whole is a con.”|