Chatting with sexbots
Enter Rushkoff’s , which points out the fragmenting effect technology has on our consciousness. Say you wish your neighbor was your sex toy for the night? With your Google Lenses you can steal images of some hot chick you see on the street then use some pirated software to take that girl’s face and make a sex avatar out of it.
Present shock becomes even more ominous when you consider that augmented reality will saturate our lives even more than it already does. When you get home to your android that night, you just have your Google Lenses sync up that girl’s face with your lifelike android’s hot body.
We need to think about it and be ready for it in a way we weren’t with smartphones. At the turn of the year, we saw many columnists and writers roll their dice on the table and make predictions about what trends we’ll see this year in technology.
Because while you (and I) may make fun of glassholes today, come tomorrow we’re all going to be right there with them, or at least very close by. Instead of doing that, I decided to take a look at where the technology industry is headed over the next several decades, so we can truly understand what “be ready” means.
Like Narnia, VR was something you could turn on and off by going through a doorway. Or you can look out your living room and, instead of seeing a dirty alley wall, gaze at an empty tropical beach, a mountain vista, an alien landscape, or outer space. Because, whether we like thinking about it or not, we will build robots and androids that will be our complete slaves. We have robots outfitted with machine guns and cameras.
While walking down the street you can add dynamic backgrounds that don’t exist in reality. War could become a video game tournament for rich nations.
So when you’re surfing the content streams and half-chatting with half-a-dozen avatars halfway around the world, where are you really?
Your attention will be split and pulled in a million directions by a million signals competing for your time, money, and intellectual resources.
A whopping 59 percent of all online traffic — not just dating sites — is generated by bots, according to the tech analyst firm, Are You a Human. Spammers are using them to lure victims on Tinder, according to multiple studies by Symantec, the computer security firm.
When he saw an ad for the dating site Ashley Madison, which boasted 36 million members and the tagline, "Life is short, have an affair," he decided to check it out. Everyday, he received more of these come-ons — until he finally said, "Fuck it." "I'm like, ' Hey, all these women want to talk with me,'" he recalls. As anyone who's dated online knows, this is not entirely unusual. "I just figured they're not interested anymore," Russell says.
"' Let me go ahead and put in my credit card information.'"Russell paid 0 for 1,000 credits, which he could spend on sending replies or virtual gifts. After a few months of rejection, he didn't bother to log back on Ashley Madison again.
Right now, Google does research into robotics, they bought an army of robots, they are researching AI, and they are building a brain. What happens when you research robotics, AI, and artificial brains? You’ll be able to go to virtual nightclubs, virtual business meetings, virtual orgies, play virtual tennis, and go on virtual crime sprees (otherwise known as video games).
Wearable technology, for those of you who don’t know, means smartwatches, smartglasses, and other wearable smart-tech.
Last July, he found out that he wasn't the only one getting the silent treatment.