Dear Dink Meeker,
I was pretty flabbergasted until I realized it's a hoax. The Wikipedia page describes it as a mixed media installation art piece, and that the point is to get people thinking about bio-engineering. It's probably not too far off, but it's nice to know we're not there as a society yet. It will be quite the hullabaloo when we are.
Dear Shrinky Dink,
I was also flabbergasted until I looked at your "More info here" link and realized it was a hoax. Like you, it makes me kind of uncomfortable. I don't know much about bioengineering, and I'm not sure what these "pets" are supposed to teach me. I guess, like Hobo said, it reminds us that it's not too far off, so we better start figuring out how we'll deal with it. Honestly, I like to think we'll reach the Millennium before the really creepy things from sci-fi movies become real issues. However, technology has come a long way so quickly, so who knows?