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GrffinSmith Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I was reading this to my younger cousin and she now has an imaginary friend who is a Ro-pet. 
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Sephirath21000 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Basically Ro-Pets are artificially created machines that simulate the behaviour of the creatures that they appear to be based off of, do they have an artificially constructed nervous system and articulation similar to the Gekkos and Scarabs from MGS4?
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Abrr2000 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I haven't played MGS, so I can't say, however ro-pets is an all encompasing turm for robotic pet.  so no one description of what they are would surfice.

the cheaper ro-pets look like mechines, but the expsnsive ones look like Tia, or even real household pets. with examples of everything in between.

expensive ones with synthetic flesh would need a sense of touch to prevent self inflicted damage.  As such they would need some form of nervous system, be it purely synthetic, or if they utalized biological skin (like the T1000 from the therminator movies) they would utalize an interface between there computer brain and the nervous system inherant in the biological skin.

we can now transfer signals from nerve endings to cables as shown in lab experiments with mice, so this is perfectly feasible.
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Sephirath21000 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You haven't played MGS yet? if you have a PS Game Console System, the genre is HIGHLY recommended.

Also that "lab experiments with mice" thing, gross and personally immoral.
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fotland42 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
I wonder how smart ro-pets are? And I wonder how common genetically engineered biological intelligences are?
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Abrr2000 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ro-pets intelegence is as varied as the intelegence of real pets.  only more so.  they renge from being so dumb they walk into a wall untill picked up and turned around, all the way up to being able to think like a human.  (above human intelect is illegal, for obvious reasons)

as for how common biological inelligences are... well, we have Ro-pets and AI, predictable and instantly replicatable.  why do we want squishey biological intellegences that take decades to mature to an uncertain result with no way of ensuring they don't rise up against there human overlords?

Very rare is the answer.  Though I don't think she'll be rising up against her human opressors any time soon.  gonna have to watch out for those dangerous teenage years mind ^^
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Rainwolfy Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If I brought a pet unicorn (or alicorn) to class that's not what would happen at all.
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I-is-smart Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
everyone is assuming its a futuristic highly sophisticated robot toy, so far as they know she is just a silly girl who is too attached to her toy alicorn
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herostalker Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013

this now gives us one of two possible leads.

1) the class will belittle the miraculous creature of science and magic, squandering humanities connection to these creatures in the future.

2) the class will be fascinated and intrigued with Celestia and start asking questions that are hard to explain.   <br / />

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Orangecraz Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
3) They think it's just a robotic toy.
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