Relationships 5.0: how AI, VR, and robots will reshape our emotional lives

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The decision to marry was announced after two months of "dating." Zheng Jiajia, 31, a Chinese engineer from the city of Hangzhou carried his wife, Ying-Ying, to the wedding ceremony. She wore a black suit with a red scarf, as traditionally accustomed. With the appearance of a young, slender Chinese woman, Ying-Ying generated warmth and responded dexterously to speech and hugs. At home, Zheng had enabled her to walk and even to help with household chores. Surrounded by his mother and friends, Zheng married his robot wife on March 28, 2017. When asked what he thought was missing, Zheng emotionally replied: "A beating heart."
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages290
ISBN (Electronic)9780197588284, 019758828X, 9780197588277, 0197588271, 9780197588260, 0197588263
ISBN (Print)9780197588253, 0197588255
StatePublished - 2022


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