Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sex and Technology

A couple of interesting articles in CNET describes the association of technology and human relationships. The first article mentions a neat little project using Google to identify human social needs. The author of the book "Predictably Irrational" entered the phrase "How can I get my boyfriend/girlfriend to" into Google. Google's predictions for the completion of the search phrase yield insightful results. The top three things a girl wants to know how to make her boyfriend do is "propose, spend more time with me, and love me again." Pretty standard Dr. Laura stuff. The top three things guys are trying to find out how to make their girlfriends do is "give me head, make her sleep with me, and lose weight." Are men really this narcissistic?

If Google is unable to give satisfactory advice to save your relationship, there is now the sex robot. The anatomically correct figure is 5 foot 7 inches tall, 120 pounds, and comes in a variety of shapes and hair colors. She can sweet talk you and never turns you down. She also will cost between $7000 and $9000. But that can be cheaper than a night with a high end call girl, especially amortized over the life (?) of the robot. Sure beats the iphone any day.

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