For the last 4 months I have been reading Frank Herbert’s Dune books. For those of you who saw the silly 80’s movie or the stupid Sci-Fi Channel’s mini-series, you are sorely missing out on the real deal. I hate to sound cliche´ but yeah, the books are so much better than the movies. Anyhow, in Heretics of Dune, several references are made to “chairdogs”. Chairdogs are living furniture, semi-sentient beings who are purposely bred as furniture. Chairdogs conform to the sitter’s desired posture and can sense stress, thus producing a massaging effect. Very Sci-Fi indeed. Or is it?
How I stumbled upon this I forget but the concept of living furniture is not science fiction at all. In fact Peter & Becky Cook have been involved in living furniture since the late 90’s. Check it out – link