HardWired News bends over backward (not like you think) to avoid prurient themes. But we couldn’t resist this one.
Fox News reported that our scientists—backed by generous government grants, no doubt—are working double-time to perfect sex robots. You heard me: droids (as in “androids,” not the phone) are being developed to look and act like fully functioning sex partners for the truly lonely. Apparently, they will not only have comely appearances and operational “parts,” but will possess artificial intelligence, computer generated speech and the right actions to mimic passionate moves and emotions of real lovers. No sense wasting those research dollars on things like vaccines for infectious diseases or cancer cures. Is this a great country, or what?
Actually, there was an eerily similar theme in the recent AMC cable sci-fi series, HUM∀NS. In it, synthetic people fulfilled the every wish (including sexual) of their owners. As you might expect, it didn’t end well if you don’t like murderous, rebelling robots unleashed on humanity. But the latest effort reported by Fox is anything but fiction. Apparently, it is quite real.
Now if you’re like me, you might think no one in their right mind would go for this. But then you think of the liberals, with their plastic programs that really achieve nothing but make them feel good with artificially induced satisfaction. Things like passing gun laws that don’t really reduce crime (Chicago), outlawing “hate” crimes (like crimes aren’t really bad unless we label them hateful), banning “offensive” words or phrases (such as “freshman”, “American dream”, “illegal alien”, “radical Islamic terrorist” in California schools), or of course destroying statues of historic characters who had a nasty point of view. One wonders if they lean back and smoke a cigarette after implementing these things.
Once we understand the sex robots are a metaphor for the liberals, well…it’s all good I guess. At least it might keep the libs harmlessly occupied and thereby reduce the damage they do to our country. Maybe they’ll be included as a mandatory benefit under a new ObamaCare on steroids, or should I say Viagra.
After all, what could go wrong?