Life-sized Duplicate Of Deceased Girlfriend Manufactured

A grieving businessman wasn't quite ready to give up on his deceased girlfriend, and approached fembot maker Diego Bortolin to make a mechanical duplicate.


(Duplicate girlfriend manufactured)

Using dozens of photographs, a duplicate girlfriend was constructed with articulated joints, a titanium skeleton, life-like skin and flexibility of a normal human. All for just $23,000.

This idea has a long history in science fiction. In her 1895 story A Wife Manufactured to Order, Alice W. Fuller writes:

Alighting from the carriage the door was opened, and I was ushered into the presence of the most beautiful creature I had ever beheld. The hands extended towards mine, the lips opened, and a low, sweet voice said, "Dear Charles, how glad I am you have come!" I stood spellbound, and only a chuckle from Mr. Sharper brought me to my senses.

"... "Bless me, I really believe he thinks her alive."
(Read more about the manufactured wife)

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