Electronic Music Dog Names in Pop Culture
Our featured famous dog with an electronic name is Tekno, the Robotic Puppy. And, while he really isn't a real dog or very musical, he was manufactured as a great teaching tool. Among other lessons taught by Tekno, he offered a technological look into what the future might hold. Manufactured and launched in the fall of 2000, it sold over 7 million "puppies" in its first selling season with another 40 million over the four years it was in production, leading to many prominent awards and much media attention. Tekno was designed with over 160 emotions and functions, enabling it to fascinate adults as well as kids as it taught children how to care for a pet without some of the less enjoyable facets of that daily care. Providing companionship and playfulness for children of all ages, Tekno could do some basic functions like walking, barking, eating and sleeping. Tekno was also equipped with sensors that allowed for emotional and life-like intelligence, enabling the unit to be "taught" voice commands and even some tricks normally associated with real dogs. Tekno could even react to visual situations and environmental conditions, like knowing when to go to sleep!
While Tekno didn't make electronic music or play it, he was a step into the future ... a step also taken in the music industry when digital synthesizers were developed and used to create new and unusual digital sounds to accompany many of the psychedelic needs reflected by a variety of recreational, and later to become illegal, drugs being used at the time to design a new type of music for a multitude of purposes and reasons.