Some Crave That Connection Only Digital Can Provide
Japan has always been unique in their culture. What this does is prove that even more. You hear love is love. Can a human truly love something like a hologram? According to AFP, 35-year-old Japanese school administrator Akihiko Kondo recently betrothed himself to a hologram named Hatsune Miku — a virtual reality singer that looks like “an animated 16-year-old with saucer eyes and lengthy aquamarine pigtails.”
The wedding itself cost Kondo ¥2,000,000 roughly $17,600 USD equivalent. Kondo maintains that both he and his new “wife” are quite happy, and, best of all, faithful. He also routinely refers to her by the honorific title “san.” “I never cheated on her, I’ve always been in love with Miku-san,” he told AFP. “I’ve been thinking about her every day.”
Some news outlets are calling him crazy. Here is what the Daily Wire has to say:
The company that created Miku, Gatebox, has gone along with Kono in his delusion rather than disavowing him as a madman who misapplied one of their products. In fact, the company has even issued Kono a mock “marriage certificate,” which declares that he and his virtual counterpart have married “beyond dimensions.”
What are your thoughts on this wedding? Is he crazy or is this an ok Trend? If you are Japanese we would love to hear your opinion on this. Leave us a comment.