From Cracked.com: Martine Rothblatt, CEO of Sirius Radio and the highest-paid female CEO in the nation, is using her fortune to drive bigger and better ventures. After her daughter was diagnosed with a rare lung disease, she founded a biotech company. This would have been a great venture with which to honor her daughter if they were focusing squarely on things like curing lung cancer, but that's not quite what happened. In the biggest case of "that escalated quickly" the world has ever seen, she's built a robot clone of her wife, Bina Aspen, named BINA48. BINA48 is known as a "mind clone", which Rothblatt describes as "a digital copy of your mind outside your body." A number of Aspen's thoughts and emotions have been converted into computer code and uploaded into an AI, which was further uploaded into a robot that we're forced to assume shares Aspen's approximate likeness, because there's no way this doesn't get mentioned in the eventual divorce proceedings. There's a bit of a bigger problem: Robotic minds aren't exactly advanced enough to mimic a person yet, and Rothblatt suspects it will be several decades before we get to that point. One writer has said that conversations with BINA48 "often descended into a crazed babble." So until science catches up, you're able to create a dumber and more off-putting version of your spouse. We can't imagine how that could possibly aid in grieving, but hey, if it helps one person, maybe it's worth it.