If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Japan Times)   Lost pet? We have the technology, we can build a replica   (japantimes.co.jp) divider line 29
    More: Sappy, industrial processes  
•       •       •

2122 clicks; posted to Geek » on 25 Apr 2012 at 1:55 PM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



29 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread
 
2012-04-25 01:59:39 PM  
That's just downright creepy...

no, thanks
 
2012-04-25 02:05:53 PM  
I was expecting something to do with cloning.
 
2012-04-25 02:06:08 PM  
I was seriously expecting cloning

//somewhat dissapointed
///somewhat relieved
 
2012-04-25 02:07:45 PM  

mantidor: I was seriously expecting cloning

//somewhat disappointed
///somewhat relieved


FTFM

And damn, beaten!
 
2012-04-25 02:09:20 PM  
cache.io9.com
"I have a problem with the whole idea..."
 
2012-04-25 02:10:35 PM  
Dammit, I want to clone my aging dog because he is SO DAMN AWESOME.
 
2012-04-25 02:17:08 PM  
Creepiness aside, it has to suck to be forced into a situation where you either have to abandon your cat/dog/whatever and forsake it to certain doom or just don't have the ability to reach them in time.

There's also that undeniable "isolation" slant of Japanese culture so you know some of these people probably had more interaction with their pets than they did with any humans outside of work and the commute.
 
2012-04-25 02:17:32 PM  

MLWS: Dammit, I want to clone my aging dog because he is SO DAMN AWESOME.


It'll cost you between $50-100k.

Link
 
2012-04-25 02:20:08 PM  
I remember watching a video of a woman in a radiation suit returning to her home in Fukushima to look for her cat. She found her cat, but the poor kitty had died of thirst. I will never forget her sobbing with grief.

The next day I bought my two kitties a five gallon waterer and I leave a bag of food where they can find it and rip it open just in case.
 
2012-04-25 02:46:10 PM  

Cybernetic: I was expecting something to do with cloning.


Me too. Turns out it's just Etsy. Not sure which is creepier.
 
2012-04-25 02:51:30 PM  

theorangeshield: Creepiness aside, it has to suck to be forced into a situation where you either have to abandon your cat/dog/whatever and forsake it to certain doom or just don't have the ability to reach them in time.

There's also that undeniable "isolation" slant of Japanese culture so you know some of these people probably had more interaction with their pets than they did with any humans outside of work and the commute.


i.imgur.com
 
2012-04-25 02:51:37 PM  
famousafteridie.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-04-25 02:52:15 PM  
www.stories.the-ridges.net

Say what now?
 
2012-04-25 03:12:50 PM  
As creepy as that seems, I have to imagine that being forced to abandon an animal, essentially family to some, to near certain death leaves some big scars. Scars big enough that you'll turn to creepy sawdust and glue replicas to heal.
 
2012-04-25 03:12:58 PM  

FrancoFile: [www.stories.the-ridges.net image 320x240]

Say what now?


My mind, stay out of it.
/still better than that creepy thing.
 
2012-04-25 03:24:56 PM  
Do they have any sheep?
 
2012-04-25 03:26:09 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-04-25 03:43:25 PM  
Taxidermy is the better solution.

img837.imageshack.us
 
2012-04-25 03:54:29 PM  
www.dreadcentral.com
 
2012-04-25 03:57:58 PM  

Arkanaut: [upload.wikimedia.org image 200x150]


*sniff*
/sobs
 
2012-04-25 04:41:21 PM  
I was hoping something from the Missyplicity project had finally worked...
 
2012-04-25 06:32:39 PM  

PsyLord: [cache.io9.com image 640x355]
"I have a problem with the whole idea..."


Came for this, leaving satisfied that there was only one reference to this abomination. Hopefully, we are the only two Farkers who have been exposed to this abortion.

/Also came for Nope! Chuck Testa.
//And now I can leave satisfied.
 
2012-04-25 07:24:05 PM  
"How we deal with death is at least as important as how we deal with life."

There are millions of living animals waiting to be adopted. Get one and move on.
 
2012-04-25 07:37:35 PM  
This thread is a repet.
 
2012-04-25 07:38:17 PM  

Mugato: "How we deal with death is at least as important as how we deal with life."

There are millions of living animals waiting to be adopted. Get one and move on.


Slight correction: get one (or two!), love it and cherish the memories of those who came before.

/off to go find my cat
 
2012-04-25 09:23:20 PM  
I wouldn't even clone my beloved pet.... Genetics do not define a living being...their living experiences do.
 
2012-04-25 11:18:23 PM  
Will it bark the body electric?
 
2012-04-26 01:45:09 AM  

Coelacanth: I remember watching a video of a woman in a radiation suit returning to her home in Fukushima to look for her cat. She found her cat, but the poor kitty had died of thirst. I will never forget her sobbing with grief.

The next day I bought my two kitties a five gallon waterer and I leave a bag of food where they can find it and rip it open just in case.


I would do the food bad too, but my cat would rip it open if I was late by 5 minutes feeding her. Perhaps I should look into something automated that releases using springs or a battery.
 
2012-04-26 07:43:39 AM  
Do they make sheep or frogs?

img.timeinc.net

\Yeah yeah, never made it into the movie. I know.
 
Displayed 29 of 29 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report