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TrooFriend

by Kirsty Applebaum

 

 

Imagine having the perfect friend, one who never steals, lies or bullies.

Now you can, with the TrooFriend 560, the latest in artificial intelligence! What can go wrong with a robot buddy? Especially one that's developing human characteristics and feelings, and who has just run away with her human?

 

 

In this story we meet, Sarah. Her parents both work really hard and long hours so she doesn’t get much of a look in where quality time is concerned. Luckily, her mum has a plan and decides to invest in a Jenson & Jenson Troofriend 560 Mark IV.

I AM TROOFRIEND.

I DO NOT BULLY.

I DO NOT HARM

I DO NOT LIE

I DO NOT COVET OR STEAL OR ENVY.

I AM YOUR PERFECT FRIEND.

YOUR

ONE

TROO FRIEND


At first, Sarah is not convinced, but she slowly warms to the idea of having an Android when she thinks that it may make her more popular at school. Especially at Wednesday’s ‘Bring Your Tech to School Day’.

 

However, soon we start to question whether Troofriends are as great as the manufacturer’s state...

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