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Why would futuristic cities still keep live pets when there are convenient realistic holograms and animatronics?

In addition to all the people who made excellent points about humans preferring things to be real, knowing they have a ind etcetera, I would like to add a slight compromise. To what degree have ...
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Why would futuristic cities still keep live pets when there are convenient realistic holograms and animatronics?

A Hologram Does Not Need You The ways that a pet show us affection are only one half of the emotional connection that drives us to want them. They also fulfil a basic psychological need to have ...
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Why would futuristic cities still keep live pets when there are convenient realistic holograms and animatronics?

Because it ain't real. It does not shit into your flat. It doesn't rebel, it does not have moments of childish "Ha, im smarter then the big-guy" smugness. It does not suffer if you neglect ...
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Why would futuristic cities still keep live pets when there are convenient realistic holograms and animatronics?

A Pet Needs a Soul Yes of course people can and do become attached to inanimate objects and "date" virtual catgirls and all the rest. I'm particularly fond of a specific miniature I use in ...
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How realistic is a communist hardboiled detective?

Most detective stories are around things that would matter to the state, so your detective can be a guy employed and licenced by your fictional government. A detective investigating a legal case and ...
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Why would futuristic cities still keep live pets when there are convenient realistic holograms and animatronics?

For the same reason that people have exotic pets now. Everyone has a cat or a dog, but how many people have a false water cobra? Or a monkey-tailed skink? Or a rose-hair tarantula? Or even something ...
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How realistic is a communist hardboiled detective?

In a purely communist society, a private detective is not possible, because private transactions don't take place. All production, including the production of detective services, would be carried out ...
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How realistic is a communist hardboiled detective?

Remember that real-world Communist systems were autocracies. Some more, some less, but in all of them the leadership of a cadre party was trying to re-educate their population for what they claimed to ...
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What would a city look like that adapted to sporadic tsunami-like flash floods?

Sort of a Frame Challenge: Whatever waterproof Mega-City you create, will by necessity be very expensive to make, and thus very expensive to live in. Which means, that it can be easily too gentrified ...
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What would a city look like that adapted to sporadic tsunami-like flash floods?

Solid. OK. I answered the question directly. The city should look solid. Need more? Solid buildings: made of lots of steel and concrete. Solid people: fat, blubber gut, dun-laps, roll-overs, ...
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