It may seem unusual to have an affection for non-living things, but it seems to be gaining acceptance with artificial intelligence (AI) plus robotics.
I suppose the two of us are a long way from robots taking control, but when my wife starts to nag, I become a bit jealous of guys who opt for alluring humanoid robots I see flaunted on the internet.
I’m not honestly into robotic ladies however I do have a touch of objectophilia with my Heating plus A/C system. My feelings are more like a nurturing parent to it because I babied it after it was installed several years ago. I had it cleaned plus ran tests on more than three times each year by a qualified Heating plus A/C worker instead of the recommended twice-yearly cleanings. I changed the filters every week even though they still looked like new. My pampering seemed to labor as I rarely had any complications with it, plus it kept my wife plus me sizzling during the cold seasons plus cool in the hot seasons. It was never a “problem” child until it became a teenager a few years ago. It became noisy plus rebellious making unusual sounds that reminded me of how real kids act when they reach their teens. It’s also becoming less efficient plus more extravagant like most youngsters. I’ll stick with my Heating plus A/C unit for a few years more because by then it will be over 18 years outdated plus ready to leave apartment as a pile of scrap metal. I can bring a new “baby” apartment from the Heating plus A/C “doctorry”, our local heating plus A/C store. By then, I will have decided whether to paint the little closet where the central unit sits either pink for a girl Heating plus A/C unit or green for a boy.