The old-fashioned way of learning how to love…
With some of these news stories, you don’t know whether to laugh maniacally or just sit down and cry.
A California company called RealDoll is about to release for sale a new, improved sex doll which “goes beyond the sexual” and “could teach us to be better humans,” blah-blah, says the company president ( http://www.vocativ.com/409728/can-sex-robots-teach-us-to-be-better-humans/ ). For $10,000, the basic no-frills model might “train people to be nicer to each other.”
Families used to do that. And churches. Even dogs and cats and hamsters used to do that.
The doll comes complete with a “love meter”–sorry, I didn’t ask, and neither should you–to measure to what extent the machine has fallen in love with you. For the most part, they say, “customers develop relationships with the doll.”
O Lord our God, remember that these things are done without our consent, against our will, and over our objections. Jesu defend us, amen.