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Sunday, October 10, 2004

  A clarke corollary

Any sufficiently advanced technology will not become popular until it can be used for sex.

I used to joke about the possibilities of advanced tele-dildonics... and now it's here. It's a rather graphic example of the potential of peer to peer networking falling into the hands of the general public!

I anticipate many a stocking stuffer for distantly seperated couples.

And once the general public gains an understanding of how tele-operation really can work for them, who knows what will happen next?

Imagine - vaccuum cleaning by webcam! Supervise that irobot remotely!
Or RFPs from the porn industry for saving the hubble?

 
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