Quoth the Bible’s Book of Revelations:
“When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, ‘Come and see!’ I looked and there before me was a baby crossed with a puppy! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the internet to kill by sword, famine, and plague, and by the wild beasts of the web.”
So it was foretold, and so it is. Britain-via-China-based artist Lingxizhu Meng’s Baby-Pet imagines a future in which our children and our pets are one in the same, when scientists allow us to have our babies and pet them too. “The discussions between should or should not we start to modify human gene was started many years ago. Compared to vague ideas or abstract imaginations, I wanted to make a detailed speculation of the future of science and marketing,” Meng told Co.Design of the project. “I am not just attempting to shock the public. This project is simply a question–since technologically this is entirely possible, what would people do if it actually happens?”
We’ve reached the end. R.I.P. internet; long live Baby-Pet.