A brilliant but scary development from Amos Bloomberg, Daniel Perlin, and Brett Schultz at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, the Needies are networked plush toys billed as being “inspired by codependent, high-maintenance relationships. Totally attention-starved, they compete with each other for human affection – or, getting touch, as they like to say.”

Now I’m a fan of networked everything really, but even my mobile is pretty needy wanting to be synced all the damn time. And I’ve got a cat who is pretty needy too. What about me? (To quote that really crap Aussie anthem).

Via Doug Rushkoff

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