In 2013 kids will keep robotic pet dogs

Jerry Lockenour : engineer
On April 3, 1988 thge LA Times publishes an lengthy essay that described a day in the life of a fictional Granada Hills family in April 2013. Shorter secondary stories explored experts' opinions about future transportation issues, pollution, crime, overpopulation, computerized education and use of personal robots.

Although not entirely widespread Sony announced a prototype robot pet, AIBO in mid 1998.The first consumer model was introduced on May 11, 1999. However