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Yesterday, KC bemoaned the fact that in Italy there's a vending machine that makes pizza and in Spain, a robot that makes paella.  In his wisenheimer way, he suggested that this strikes him as taking technology too far.  But in The New Yorker, there is a piece that softened his attitude - a program that has provided more than 20,000 animatronic pets to elderly people dealing with loneliness.

You can read the entire New Yorker piece here.