After working all day, and having my new smartphone on silent, I was surprised to pull it out of my pocket to find the thing had gone nuts in my absence. It reminded me a lot of when I was younger and Nano Pets were cool.
You had to feed, exercise and clean up after those stupid things 24/7. If you slept, they died. I remember getting out of school and there would be steaming piles of shit everywhere! Come to think of it, the graphics on those things sucked, but those poo piles were darn convincing.
Now the poo piles are emails, Facebook updates, voicemail, and text messages. I can't see this going well, I never kept a pet alive for longer than a week.