Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Love You Short Time

The uncanny valley is that place where some simulacrum of a human being (robot, artificial limb, animatronic, sex doll, humanistic computer animation) is realistic enough to fool the eye but also creepy enough to freak you out. 


At a recent convention I came across the following, an "emotion responsive" robotic head from Korea.



Of course, my perverted mind goes to something far worse than the uncanny valley. Now, I shared this with a good friend and she called me a pedophile for what I was thinking, but it wasn't so much about this particular eerie/emotive android as it was the idea of a lovebot in general.

This one allowed you to select emotions from an iPad (because, after all, in the future everything will be interacted with via a flat tabled touch device, right?). I decided to go for either the "sexiest" or the creepiest. 




The other day on this blog I stated one of my beliefs is that in our lifetime we will be served in our homes by robots. NOTE: I did not say serviced. I have a hard enough time keeping my internet working to download kinky porn let alone thinking about what it would take to repair a lovebot. And the idea of a malfunction with that 'droid attached to my most intimate of places? I don't think so. I'll stick to my fleshlight, thankyouverymuch.

(Some day I'll rant about teledildonics...)

4 comments:

  1. Legit or not, it is creepy. Creepy doesn't even begin to describe it, actually.

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  2. Couldn't agree with you more, A'marie!

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  3. I'm with A'marie. That thing is just creepy. I think that's what I said when you showed me the first time. Creepy, creepy, creepy.

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