Monday, January 18, 2010

His Robot Girlfriend Setting: Prices


Several people have commented on the economics of His Robot Girlfriend. What I did was to take the current prices of items and multiply increase them by 4 percent per year to get a price in 2032. Of course I was a bit surprised at what some women pay for shoes and clothes, but that's how I got the prices. The exception was the price of robots, which I figured would have dropped.

I got this idea from a price list from 1959 that listed a loaf of bread at 20 cents, a new Cadillac at $5,000, a new house at $13,000, but a black and white 19" TV at $500.

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