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    Default Man "marries" hologram


    None of Akihiko Kondo's relatives attended his wedding to a hologram of virtual reality singer Hatsune Miku


    Kondo's marriage to Miku may not have any legal standing, but that doesn't bother him


    Kondo sleeps alongside a doll version of Miku, complete with a wedding ring


    Kondo wants to be recognised as a 'sexual minority' who can't imagine dating a flesh-and-blood woman


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    Gatebox, the company that produces the hologram device featuring Miku, has issued a "marriage certificate", which certifies that a human and a virtual character have wed "beyond dimensions".

    Kondo's not alone either: he says Gatebox has issued more than 3,700 certificates for "cross-dimension" marriages and some people have sent him supportive messages.
    Even in a country obsessed with anime, Kondo's wedding shocked many. But he wants to be recognised as a "sexual minority" who can't imagine dating a flesh-and-blood woman.

    "It's simply not right, it's as if you were trying to talk a gay man into dating a woman, or a lesbian into a relationship with a man."

    "Diversity in society has been long called for," he added.

    "It won't necessarily make you happy to be bound to the 'template' of happiness in which a man and woman marry and bear children."

    "I believe we must consider all kinds of love and all kinds of happiness."
    https://www.afp.com/en/news/15/crazy...am-doc-1ar15l1



    He has a lot of devotion to a non-physical being. I guess if he were Roman Catholic his focus would be on God and he would become a priest.

    What do you think of this story?
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    I personally don't get it, but I figure if he isn't hurting anyone, then its really not a big deal.

    Regarding his claim as a "sexual minority", I don't know if we should go that far lol.
    "Living or dying, it's not a big deal. What we should be concerned about is whether or not we're allowed to crawl to our graves."

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