What is a Pleo, you ask?
Well near as I can tell (except for the fact that I'm assuming you can shut it off) I gather the Pleo is like a small pet. It's a cutie, little, dinosaur robot that has the ability to learn and sense things. From the Pleo website: "Pleo feels hunger and fatigue - offset by powerful urges to explore and be nurtured. He'll graze, nap and toddle about on his own -when he feels like it!" For example, the Pleo will learn to come to your voice, and he can feel it when you stroke him.
Here's a cute video of one at Sea World interacting with dolphins (skip to the middle) just to let you see what one is like in action. He's really kind of a winning little, um...creature?
With that all in mind, for this week's poll:
Do you think you would be interested in a "pet" like this? What are the advantages and disadvantages of this type of pet over the real kind? How would it change your answer if it was a virtual child rather than a virtual pet?
Comment and discuss.