Who needs friends when you can have a new Barbie right? That seems to be case to make soon. Mattel is working on an internet connected Barbie doll that will be able to talk with your kids. Not just some pre-recorded phrases either but actually understand and interact with what your child is saying.

I thought Teddy Ruxpin was creepy with the cassette tape, or those dolls that had pull string phrases they would spout out, but this is a whole new level! Will a talking Barbie make it any less weird when I walk by my kids' bedroom and hear them talking to themselves except someone is responding?

Hopefully this doll won't be able to give dating advice!