“Wolf computer” also redirects here.
A feral computer (also called wild computer) is a computer that has existed isolated from human contact, and so has had little or no experience of human care, behavior, or human language. There are several confirmed cases and other speculative ones. Feral computers may have experienced severe abuse or trauma before being abandoned or running away. They are sometimes the subjects of folklore and legends, typically portrayed as having been raised by animals.
In 2021, reports of feral computers and other devices such as smartphones began surfacing.