No one knows what the future holds, but experimental artist Stuart Candy thinks it'll have a need for his hypothetical product, the NurturePod -- "a programmable para-pod" that raises a baby without requiring the parents to be physically involved.
The piece, which is on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgium has been met with both intrigue and "repulsion" due to how absurd and realistic the concept is. The design features a "baby" in a stimulated environment, surrounded by all the lights and digitization it needs to be soothed. Guests are invited to interact with the doll, which is strapped to its seat wearing futuristic googles.
Equal parts satirical and sincere, this product addresses raising concerns that technology is replacing human emotion and connection.