VR Babies: Ultimate Parental Training Tool or Just Plain Creepy?

Scariest video game of all time?

By Diane Rommel

 
VR Babies: Ultimate Parental Training Tool or Just Plain Creepy?
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02 June 2017

Virtual reality: It's the future — of gaming, entertainment and education.

And ... parenting? 

So it turns out that parenting in virtual reality is slightly less terrifying than parenting in actual reality, which perhaps makes VR baby-lessons a good way to learn how to do things like feed it on a regular schedule, remember where it is, and keep it clean.

The "it" in question? Not your sweet little soul child, but ... something else. 

Stepping into this particular fray are the makers of the Real Baby-Real Family app, who've created a world in which babies bring unlimited tasks and essentially no joy. Tell us if this isn't one of the creepiest gaming scenarios you can imagine, as told by Fast Company: "You hold the doll, and in VR it comes to life in your arms. The effect begins with the face, which is actually generated from a cross between you and your partner’s faces, de-aged to that of a newborn." 

As a parenting training tool, we give it a prospective six out of 10 stars. As de facto contraception, we give it a million. 

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