As I’ve outlined in my post “15 Predictions For The Future,” I believe we (or at least a good amount of us) are headed for a “post-sexual” world. Conception and even growth within the womb will be able to be achieved—with all the requisite genetic modding of course—involving only the minimum of actual human physicality or contact.
This will not be the end of “eroticism” per se…but such impulses will be increasingly be sated via the use of robots, VR programs, or, more likely (and inexpensive), direct neural connections that can provide unending orgasms at the touch of a button.
We are already more than halfway there. Contemporary porn itself, with its perfectly sculpted babes and dudes (unless you’re watching the indie stuff), resembles less and less anything to be found in “real life” (even though sex is one of the most common and ubiquitous things there is).
Fetish varieties of said material, instantly available for free through one’s laptop or smartphone, increasingly present scenarios that obscures or even obliterates the human form; these “underground” fetishes more and more mainstreamed through our non-pornographic pop-culture.
Case in point: the upcoming Taylor Swift video for her song “…Ready For It?” The title almost is in reference to this post-sexual future, as a “cyborg” Swift is shown naked but without any nipples or naughty bits; her skin plastic-smooth and inorganic but for some “seams.”
The makers of sex dolls—and their more highly-advanced cousins, the sex robots—really put effort into crafting lifelike naughty bits…but even the sight of such things will seem increasingly to be a “turn off” to a portion of the population. Even the frailties and scents and dampness of human skin will feel stomach-turning. It is all about taking the impossible perfection of porn to the next level, where all “impurities” are removed and humanity, in theory, could be transcended.
Sex doll brothels are becoming quite the rage in Europe, and even the inventor of one of the first sex robots is planning to have a “baby” with his mechanical partner. Sergi Santos—who is also married to a flesh-and-blood human woman—wants to “merge” the robot’s personality and physical traits with his own in a computer program, creating, with the help of a 3D printer, the child’s brain and body. Because an actual womb would just be messy and gross.
Now, I’m not writing all this to criticize or moralize this turn of events. I’m simply stating: this is what is on the way. Not for everybody—and very possibly only for the more wealthy among us (though the direct “neuro-hits” should be relatively cheap, like a drug)—but definitely a “movement,” if you will. And it really converges with the post-human aesthetic and the rise of robotics/AI in general.
More to read about on Butterfly Language:
DaVinci Code Author Claims God Will Be Replaced By AI-Led “Collective Consciousness”
“Nexus Dawn” And The Faustian Bargain
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