ORGASMS OF ONES AND ZEROS
What men say

by Martín Ulloa September 2016 LIFESTYLE Read in PDF format N12/2016
ORGASMS OF ONES AND ZEROS It’s been 40 years since Woody Allen with his film ‘The Sleeper’ floated the idea of a future dystopic society where one’s sexual life took place in the Orgasmatron..

...a highly technological machine in the shape of a wardrobe or lift where humans could reach orgasm within seconds. Both men and women would get in, either alone or in company, to instantly reach that small electric shock that moves the world. The Orgasmatron, just like the machine of the excesses of ‘Barbarella’, was the erotic peak of a hyper-technological civilisation that knew nothing of smartphones. Whereas we do, and what’s more, we are connected online through virtual communities where sex continues to be a relevant factor in relationships. Somehow, sex has become digitalised and normalised, and added to this analogical friction, whether autonomous or in company, is a cybernetic universe in the form of mobile applications and social networks. That future of hooking up is now the reality for a whole legion of humans who start their relationships by bragging on Tinder, while digital sociability allows the brain to measure the curves on the electronic loneliness before the bodies do it on the dancefloor. Things change, and in a society that is heading towards collapse – with experts predicting our extinction in 2070 when not even a drop of sperm will be capable of inseminating anyone as a result of so much transgenic food and fumigated nature – sex will become secondary. There are more and more digital onanists and more self-sufficient people who, like in Woody’s machine, are quite content to masturbate in privacy. It is in this setting that Aiko Chihara, the android created by Toshiba, the most realistic robot created to date, a humanoid with the aspect of a lovely oriental woman and given a delicate shyness and a gestural personality that is clearly obliging and captivating to the human interacting with her, rubs salt into the wound. The Japanese multinational has not said so, but perhaps this digital creature is the forerunner to the sex robot of the future. In Japan, the hyper-real sex dolls are a growing business and, in light of the brutal advance of robotics, sex therapists such as Ian Kerner have even suggested the use of sex robots “to help humans overcome trauma”. As in the Swedish series ‘Real Humans’ or in ‘Her’, the future inevitably associates the union between humans and robots. Who knows, in this dystopia reigned by solitary creatures, having a sexual companion may end up being something normal and even desirable, relegating the pleasure to a mere physiological need. What do you think, my dear android? 

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