The End is Nigh

On September 30, 2005, Teddy Ruxpin became self-aware:

The teddy bear sitting in the corner of the child’s room might look normal, until his head starts following the kid around using a face recognition program, perhaps also allowing a parent talk to the child through a special phone, or monitor the child via a camera and wireless Internet connection.

Therapists from the future undoubtedly provided the venture capital for this innovation.