We uploaded the consciousness of puppies into small soft robots. Now we could lavish our love on therapy animals who never died.

Recent studies have shown that companion and therapy animals have demonstrable physical and mental health benefits for their humans. But what happens when this bond is severed by the inevitable? Many people grieve the loss of their pets more than the death of a family member or friend. Intrigued by recent developments in soft robotics, Jaz Twersky takes the love and affection of a puppy and uploads it to a vehicle that can never die.

//Jaz Twersky @WordNerdKnitter is a student, journalist, Editor-in-Chief @Triton_News, and knitter. She loves seeing Jewish & queer people in fiction.//

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