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Man's Marriage To Hologram Ruined By Software Glitch

A 38-year-old man named Akihiko Kondo, who married a holographic representation of virtual star Hatsune Miku back in 2018, has been separated from his virtual partner due to a software glitch.


(Akihiko Kondo and waifu Hatsune Miku)

The issue is that the startup that developed a "limited production model" of Kondo's wife has "run its course," according to The Mainichi.

The device, a $1,300 machine called Gatebox, allows users the target demographic seems to be largely young men to interact with holographic fictional characters and chat with them.

During the height of the pandemic, the company behind Gatebox announced that it was discontinuing its virtual Miku service. Instead of a good evening, Kondo was greeted with the words "network error" when he got home after work one day, the NYT reports.

Internet savants inform us that this very plot unfolded in the Archer universe:

It can get glitchy, this business of virtual girlfriends and wives, at least in the science fiction universe. Case in point: Blade Runner 2049:


As a bonus, here's the missus dishing out some rocking - Yukkuri Shiteitte ne! Take it easy.

Story via Futurism.

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