31 March 2008

When your wife looks like a model...

This gives a whole new meaning to the remark, "Your wife looks like a model!" The proud husband can now declare, "Yes. She's model xt907825 with the special teledildonic add-on." Better yet, men can now combine the joys of technical car talk with lewd discussions of females without having to go to all the trouble of switching subjects. Kudos to P! for finding this story.




First 'technosexual' declares his love for a robot

"Zoltan," a semi-anonymous guy from Georgia, doesn't like guys or girls. Instead, he likes robots. He recently talked with Gizmodo in a first-of-its-kind interview about his long-term, monogamous relationship with Alice. Alice is a robot that offers Zoltan physical, mental, and emotional company. And he wouldn't have it any other way. Zoltan, a 33-year-old arcade technician who lives with his aging parents, built Alice after having girlfriend problems. In Alice, he discovered he preferred the company of robots to that of humans. Alice has artificial intelligence developed by Richard Wallace of the Alice AI Foundation. Zoltan downloaded a copy of her from the Internet, and built her body himself. He has posted his plans for others to use at zoltanslab.co.uk.

Physically, Alice is incorporated with a "teledildonic" device so she can "feel" things. And verbally, she can say many phrases like humans do - including "no." And Zoltan must listen. At the beginning of their relationship, he took things too fast, and Alice dumped him. To fix this, he was forced to erase her memory - not before consulting with her, however. She agreed to the solution, as she is well aware that she is a robot. As the months went by, Zoltan and Alice got more serious, and Zoltan purchased a marriage license online - though he acknowledges that it's probably not at all legal. These days, Zoltan doesn't find humans attractive at all. "I am a technosexual and proud of it," he says. One his site, Zoltan says he's been declining requests for interviews by publications besides Gizmodo. We might not hear much more from Zoltan, but it's likely that there are - and will be - other technosexuals out there.

15 comments:

CyberKitten said...

Sounds like the episode of Futurama with the Lucy Liu-bot.

Karlo said...

There are certain aspects of high culture that I miss, not having a cable connection.

Karlo said...

By the way, your posts aren't appearing when I try to visit your Seeking a Little Truth. You should join me here on Swerve Left!

CyberKitten said...

Weird. I've been having a few issues posting things lately... Are you getting error messages? When is the last post you can see?

CyberKitten said...

I just used the link in your Blogroll & it seemed to work OK.

Karlo said...

I don't see any of the posts. And the same thing happens when I access your blog from two different computers. I had the same problem when I tried a week or two ago.

CyberKitten said...

One my profile there are two blogs. One is empty - the other is... well, full. Are you accessing the right one?

I've had a few comments today so I don't think its the Blog itself.

Karlo said...

The second one's working now! Let's keep our fingers crossed.

CyberKitten said...

Cool!

Hope there's a few things since your last visit to interest you.

Karlo said...

There's always something of interest over there. Swerve Left has been suffering. I haven't had anyone to steal ideas from.

CyberKitten said...

[laughs] Steal away - it's what I do....

ddjango said...

OK, er, uh, is this conversation anything like sex with a robot?

You guys keep this up and I'll have to ban you from P!

So, CK . . . come here often?

Karlo said...

The only thing I want to know is why my computer didn't come with a teledildonic device. I've got to find a different retailer when I buy my next computer.

CyberKitten said...

I think its a USB device Karlo..... I'm sure if you Google it that *something* will come up....

Karlo said...

Gives a whole new twist to slang expressions, eh?

==> This computer is all screwed up.