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(iNews (UK))   Blade Runner: we're all going to be having sex with robots and be cutting off our limbs in 2049 according to this futurist   ( inews.co.uk) divider line
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2017-10-04 12:30:00 PM  
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I was led to believe we'd be doing a lot more mining.
 
2017-10-04 12:45:41 PM  
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I was told there would be personal holograms.
 
2017-10-04 02:22:42 PM  
Well, we can have sex with robots and cut off our limbs now. Those robots will not be sexbots and we will have no advanced prosthetics to replace our removed limbs, but necessity is the mother of invention so maybe we should not be trying to put the cart before the horse.
 
2017-10-04 02:26:30 PM  
At the same time?
 
2017-10-04 02:26:43 PM  
I have no issues with that at all...
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2017-10-04 02:27:53 PM  
I'm okay with sexbots and cybernetic prosthetics. Sounds fine to me.
 
2017-10-04 02:33:33 PM  
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A more likely preview of things to come
 
2017-10-04 02:35:51 PM  
I look forward to having sex with robots. But I'll probably be dead in 20 years.
 
2017-10-04 02:41:49 PM  
Affordable sexbots will save civilization.  And destroy productivity, but who cares when the rest of society is pacified.
 
2017-10-04 02:50:06 PM  
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2017-10-04 02:53:07 PM  
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2017-10-04 02:53:51 PM  
Has a futurist ever gotten anything right?
 
2017-10-04 02:53:54 PM  
 
2017-10-04 02:57:50 PM  
What kind of monster makes a 2:44 long movie without an intermission?
 
2017-10-04 03:04:30 PM  
As a fellow Futurist, I found that article tangential and rambling. I don't even think it mentioned our shared hatred for skinny dreadlocked rappers in passing.
 
2017-10-04 03:10:24 PM  

stuhayes2010: Has a futurist ever gotten anything right?


Personalized advertising in Minority Report

Minority Report Mall Scene
Youtube oBaiKsYUdvg
 
2017-10-04 03:12:10 PM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: Affordable sexbots will save civilization.  And destroy productivity, but who cares when the rest of society is pacified.


Hmm... you might be onto something. In one of the Las Vegas threads we talked about how almost all of the mass shooters were insane men who felt emasculated. Maybe affordable sexbots could take a chip out of that.

That said, it won't fix the "insane" part and super-easy access to porn doesn't seem to have fixed anything.
 
2017-10-04 03:13:25 PM  

Fireproof: ExperianScaresCthulhu: Affordable sexbots will save civilization.  And destroy productivity, but who cares when the rest of society is pacified.

Hmm... you might be onto something. In one of the Las Vegas threads we talked about how almost all of the mass shooters were insane men who felt emasculated. Maybe affordable sexbots could take a chip out of that.

That said, it won't fix the "insane" part and super-easy access to porn doesn't seem to have fixed anything.


Make them combination sex bot and therapist. Or just fark up your kerning.
 
2017-10-04 03:16:01 PM  
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2017-10-04 03:16:10 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Fireproof: ExperianScaresCthulhu: Affordable sexbots will save civilization.  And destroy productivity, but who cares when the rest of society is pacified.

Hmm... you might be onto something. In one of the Las Vegas threads we talked about how almost all of the mass shooters were insane men who felt emasculated. Maybe affordable sexbots could take a chip out of that.

That said, it won't fix the "insane" part and super-easy access to porn doesn't seem to have fixed anything.

Make them combination sex bot and therapist. Or just fark up your kerning.


Riiight
 
2017-10-04 03:23:56 PM  
Humans will not be able to create human-like machines but will have sex with machines anyway
 
2017-10-04 03:29:15 PM  
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2017-10-04 03:30:20 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Fireproof: ExperianScaresCthulhu: Affordable sexbots will save civilization.  And destroy productivity, but who cares when the rest of society is pacified.

Hmm... you might be onto something. In one of the Las Vegas threads we talked about how almost all of the mass shooters were insane men who felt emasculated. Maybe affordable sexbots could take a chip out of that.

That said, it won't fix the "insane" part and super-easy access to porn doesn't seem to have fixed anything.

Make them combination sex bot and therapist. Or just fark up your kerning.


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2017-10-04 03:33:44 PM  

Fireproof: In one of the Las Vegas threads we talked about how almost all of the mass shooters were insane men who felt emasculated. Maybe affordable sexbots could take a chip out of that.


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Gonna guess "no."
 
2017-10-04 03:39:46 PM  
Dole Office Clerk: Occupation?
Comicus: Futurist.
Dole Office Clerk: What?
Comicus: Futurist. I coalesce the vapors of human experience into a viable and meaningful comprehension of where society and technology are heading in order to predict what life will be like in the future.
Dole Office Clerk: Oh, a *bullshiat* artist!
Comicus: *Grumble*...
Dole Office Clerk: Did you bullshiat last week?
Comicus: No.
Dole Office Clerk: Did you *try* to bullshiat last week?
Comicus: Yes!
 
2017-10-04 03:39:54 PM  

Fireproof: ExperianScaresCthulhu: Affordable sexbots will save civilization.  And destroy productivity, but who cares when the rest of society is pacified.

Hmm... you might be onto something. In one of the Las Vegas threads we talked about how almost all of the mass shooters were insane men who felt emasculated. Maybe affordable sexbots could take a chip out of that.

That said, it won't fix the "insane" part and super-easy access to porn doesn't seem to have fixed anything.


I think that would depend on how "accepted" they become. The use of sex toys by men is often seen as emasculating because, well, why can't you get a real woman instead? If that attitude continues and prevails I don't think sex-bots would help much.
 
2017-10-04 03:44:53 PM  

stuhayes2010: Has a futurist ever gotten anything right?


Gordon Bennett: Dole Office Clerk: Occupation?
Comicus: Futurist.
Dole Office Clerk: What?
Comicus: Futurist. I coalesce the vapors of human experience into a viable and meaningful comprehension of where society and technology are heading in order to predict what life will be like in the future.
Dole Office Clerk: Oh, a *bullshiat* artist!
Comicus: *Grumble*...
Dole Office Clerk: Did you bullshiat last week?
Comicus: No.
Dole Office Clerk: Did you *try* to bullshiat last week?
Comicus: Yes!


Farkers and fashion designers is still a better love story
 
2017-10-04 03:47:54 PM  

UncleDirtNap: I have no issues with that at all...
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I get the feeling that would be a threesome for the ages.
 
2017-10-04 04:12:36 PM  

stuhayes2010: Has a futurist ever gotten anything right?


Aside from who will bring it to you, this 1993 ad campaign was eerily accurate.

AT&T "You Will" Commercials (high quality)
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2017-10-04 04:16:22 PM  
And this earlier prediction was 100% spot on.

Century 21 Calling, 1962 - AT&T Archives - World's Fair tour
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2017-10-04 04:28:58 PM  

stuhayes2010: Has a futurist ever gotten anything right?


James Burke has some good thoughts on technology and where it was going. It's easy if you are vague enough.
 
2017-10-04 04:35:53 PM  

Gordon Bennett: And this earlier prediction was 100% spot on.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/liAgTFd9Fo4]


It predicted nude selfies?
 
2017-10-04 05:36:35 PM  
If they all look like Sean Young in her prime, count me in
 
2017-10-04 05:37:04 PM  
I mean, not ALL of them
 
2017-10-04 05:37:20 PM  
Just, you know... Just one at least
 
2017-10-04 05:52:54 PM  
I looked at the times to go see the new Blade Runner movie and noticed the movie is 2 hours and 44 minutes long.


O_O

Holy cow people...this isn't Lord of the Rings or something...keep it to 2 hours or so...sheesh.
 
2017-10-04 06:23:17 PM  

This text is now purple: At the same time?


My thoughts exactly
 
2017-10-04 06:57:33 PM  

Telos: I think that would depend on how "accepted" they become. The use of sex toys by men is often seen as emasculating because, well, why can't you get a real woman instead? If that attitude continues and prevails I don't think sex-bots would help much.


I just say "Look, women are insane, and I don't have the time right now. Ring up my lube already, I'm double-parked!"

*just kidding, I'd never double park
 
2017-10-04 08:24:14 PM  
Without reading the article, I assume sex with robots because we will be too old, fat, and disgusting for actual people, and the limbs being cut off is a diabetic thing.
 
2017-10-04 09:14:14 PM  

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Put your metal fingers in my body.
 
2017-10-04 09:17:31 PM  
Whew!

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Ah! All right. Back to...back to...back upstairs.
 
2017-10-04 10:28:22 PM  
Robotic prosthetic arms will probably happen by 2049. Sexbots might happen by 2249.

I have it on good authority we're only 10 years away from a working fusion generator though. Still no cure for cancer.
 
2017-10-04 10:30:53 PM  

Gordon Bennett: And this earlier prediction was 100% spot on.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/liAgTFd9Fo4]


Five and a quarter minutes to get to the point of the video? Were these assholes getting paid by the reel?
 
2017-10-04 10:49:24 PM  

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I was led to believe we'd be doing a lot more mining.


Miner '49er? His real name was "Hank"
Jinkies!
 
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2017-10-04 11:10:58 PM  

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I was told there would be personal holograms.


According to this book we should have those in about 8 years.

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2017-10-04 11:19:12 PM  
Going to be having sex with robots???

Way ahead of ya. Way ahead...

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(It's not my fault they make them so damn sexy!)
 
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