Sex sells. We all have heard that two word sentence so many times it is clichÃ©. However, with pretty much every clichÃ© it is also the truth. If you don’t believe me, and I doubt there are too many people out there who don’t believe me, then all you have to know is that the pornographic “industry” was estimated at making about $10 to $14 billion in the United States alone in 2001. No matter how you slice it, that is a lot of cheddar. If you require further proof, and I don’t know anyone who would, then consider the clichÃ©d phrase about prostitution being the world’s oldest profession; again though clichÃ© it is also true. Any “profession” that has stood the test of time as long as prostitution then we all can conclude that what these “professionals” are selling (sex) must be in high demand.
Technology has done wonders for the pornographic industry. The advent of the internet has allowed those who wish to indulge themselves the ability to do so in the privacy of their own home. No longer do these people have to slink into seedy adult themed bookstores and theaters hoping that no one sees them; they are now simply a few mouse clicks away from whatever it is that turns them on. When it comes to the world’s oldest profession however technology has had essentially zero impact on it forever; until now. Well maybe not now, but soon.
According to scientists in New Zealand those who wish to employ the services of umm a “professional” woman may soon do so with what they are calling a “prostibot.” Sounds particularly Blade Runner-esque doesn’t it? Well, according to these scientists the “prostibots” would revolutionize (my word) the sex industry because they would be made from bacterial resistant materials and be umm, cleaned(?) after each encounter as to eliminate the risk of getting an STD; and let’s face it one of the biggest hazards of employing a “professional” woman is the risk of contracting an STD. The scientists also believe that these mechanical mistresses would curtail, or eliminate the sex trafficking that has been a part of prostitution as long as there has been prostitution. All noble goals for sure, but does anyone else see the irony that scientists are on a quest to create these sexual androids? Insert lonely nerd jokes here.