Freaky but ingenious. Artificial Life Inc, a software maker in Hong Kong, brings to life Vivienne Rose, a girlfriend character in a Simsesque (although not quite), voyeuristic (although not enough) massively multiplayer Tamagotchi-like game for 3G cell phones. She is a product of computerized voice synthesis, streaming video and text messages. She will be available for a monthly fee of $6, not including the airtime costs paid to cellphone operators or the price of virtual chocolates and flowers you choose to pamper her with.
She is able to converse on 35,000 topics. She loves to shop. Your brand could be there. Incidentally, Articial Life is also a maker of intelligent sales agents for websites.
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