SF Drabble #124 “Silicone Nanny”

It’s nearly indistinguishable from a living person. Ironically, the greatest aid in that regard was the state of the art in sex dolls. They’re fantastically realistic these days, apparently, and the cost for that kind of workmanship is a drop in the bucket when you consider the overall price of a functioning android.

But we’re very careful to make the distinction clear: our product looks older, more nurturing, motherly. We’ve done focus groups about it. We just staged an event where our latest model worked at a day care for an afternoon. Press loved it. Kids never knew the difference.

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