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Thing from the future: a new cradle

Future parents put their child into a cradle - or say, a full screen LED box with sensors.
Thing from the future: a new cradle
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Published
Sep 30, 2019

Future Generation parameters

  • ARC: Collapse

  • TERRAIN: Childhood

  • OBJECT: Box

  • MOOD: Anxiety

Unlike babysitting ways nowadays, future parents are reluctant to spend a lot of time on their babies and dogs. Instead, they put their child into a cradle - or say, a full screen LED box with sensors.

The LED displays can project any natural environment in life, such as the blue sky, the lawn, and the river goes pass by. There is a treadmill underneath the box, so that the child can run over and over again in the box. As the projection image change, it seems that he could easily get to anywhere in the world.

What’s more, the sensors in the box can vitualize some health data of the child, helping the parents to know his health situation in time. When the child is playing inside the box, his parents can look through the screen, watching him dancing or sleeping inside, just like watching TV.

During ten years’ study of the cradle box, researchers found out that children who raise inside the box would easily become anxious, which may be related to the fact that children could realize that they are not living in a natural environment, or lack of real human companies.

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