Virtually all dystopian versions of the future from 20th-century literature and cinema feature devices to make tasks one wouldn’t dream about automating fully automated. You have your book-making industrial devices in 1984, the literal baby factories in Brave New World, and the Audi manufacturing plant that doesn’t need as much as a foreman checking on the machines from Minority Report.
This is intended as a way to drive through the idea of a cold and inhumane world, one where human experience and interaction gave way to sheer convenience and efficiency. Some of us might find all those pieces of gadgets from Dystopia pretty neat, however, since they are “high-tech and stuff”, after all. Rest assured, dear reader, because that future is already here! (At least when it comes to food dispensers for pets.)
The new automatic cat feeder allows you to fill up to half a gallon of processed cat food into it and then be at ease that your furry companion won’t starve to death while you’re doing all that important work at your desk or taking a day trip to the local outdoors attraction.
So, when the dear reader goes on with his life unrestrained by the needs of a winy furball, this trusty machine works. It does the job of feeding the pet for him. Constantly, precisely, and efficiently. It hands out portions to your or your pet’s desired specifications and it lets them out 3 to 5 times a day — or however many times you programme it to.
Some mean-spirited people might comment something on the lines that “it’s no wonder there’s also a cat obesity epidemic in America, since the people who decide how much a cat should eat aren’t really saints in this regard themselves.”
But we’re not those people, thankfully, so we only say that a slightly chubby kitty maybe has a glandular problem, or something else outside of its control. An automatic food dispenser could help out with this by *a lot*, allowing you, the owner, to set portions to the exact specifications given by a specialist or by an online informative article.
So the reasons to acquire a robot pet food dispenser are fairly obvious right now, as they are to anyone who spends more than 5 minutes thinking about it. Robot pet food dispensers are extremely convenient machines, have a cool sci-fi feel about them, and allow you to keep an 8 to 5 job and a pet who isn’t starved near inanition.
Alternatively, one could let the cat outside when at work and allow it to feast on the birds, mice, baby racoon and rabbits that she might find about. After all, the common housecat is a miniature version of a tiger and it’s well suited to bringing down prey of appropriate size. But sadly, the number of wildlife specimens killed by cats annually in the US numbers in the billions, and some of those are made up of endangered species.