Frequently Asked Questions

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Q. Who can apply for a Teknoid?
A. Oxted accepts applications from anyone who is medically certified as unable to bear children.


Q. How much does it cost?
A. Teknoids aren’t for sale. They can be leased for up to 18 years and you should expect to pay upwards of 150,000 Basics.


Q. My domestic robot doesn’t cost anything like that much—why are Teknoids so expensive?
A. Teknoids and domestic robots are very different. The neurotronic nexus or web, also called the cognitive matrix, is common to both, but everything else is dissimilar. Teknoids are designed to occupy the same ecology as humans. That means they can eat the same food, wear the same clothes, and as far as possible do everything and experience everything a human can, just as well. That’s how they’ll fit so well into your home, because you treat them almost exactly like a human child. Unfortunately, that level of technology makes a big difference to the price.


Q. Can I get financial assistance?
A. Yes. Oxted Corporation administers bursaries on behalf of a number of charitable and philanthropic organisations. Neil Oxted believed “every human should have the opportunity to raise a young ‘un,” and the Oxted Corporation was founded on that heroic aspiration.


Q. Can only married couples apply?
A. Anyone can apply, so long as they can provide a stable, loving environment. It doesn’t matter whether you’re single, partnered, married, or grouped. Oxted Corporation does not discriminate on grounds of gender, ethnicity, creed, or sexual orientation.


Q. Can I choose the gender of my Teknoid?
A. Yes, of course. Many parents choose, others ask to be surprised. Naturally, the Teknoid will embody a blend of the physical traits of the guardians.