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One of the Saddest Things I've Read 
24th-Feb-2005 11:13 am
Here it is.

Talking dolls for Japanese senior citizens
As Japan's population gets older, there are fewer young people to take care of the older people. The money to be made in this situation is talking dolls, designed to sleep next to seniors and tell them that they love them.

It is, though, a predictable consequence of giving up on the future: it depresses people so much that they want to deny it, and the illusion of love becomes desirable to replace the love they denied.
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