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Demolition Man: More Than Fiction?

Okay so, remember the movie “Demolition Man”?  You know, the one with Sly Stalone and Wesley Snipes?  Yes I agree the movie was wonderful and I enjoyed it still when I saw it last week on DSTV.  But I digress.  What I want you to recall from the movie is these little puppies.

 
picture source: http://ww.gearfuse.com
Anywho, for those of you still scratching their heads, I am referring to the “Vir-Sex”  devices in the movie.  You know, what they used to replace sex, as swapping of body fluids had been outlawed and unliscensed pregnancy was illegal?  Vir-sex removed all the awkwardness of dating and procreation. Why anyone would want to outlaw sex is beyond my comprehension but hey, it was a movie right?  No chance of that ever happening…..right?  I mean, right guys? 
Why has my mind gone to Vir-Sex, you ask?  Why because of THIS CNN article. Yes, for $7000 you can own your very own sex robot.  It comes with voice recognition and will speak to you about anything from golf to the war in Iraq.  And she’s good at faking it too.  Oh joy!  Funny thing is how the inventor insists he’s happily married and yet spent three years building a sex robot.  (I’m shaking my head right now)  People’s priorities are screwed.  We have war and famine to consider, diseases to control and eliminate, several issues pertaining to water and energy and yet people with technological know-how are concentrating on providing something a man can pick up in the red light district or sex shop.  Such a shame.
We live in a world where computers and the internet have taken over a lot of social niceties.  Children text their friends even when they’re sitting right next to them. Serial texters like Reina Hardesty, who confessed that she texted her girlfriends while sitting next to them at her own party, are too addicited to their gadgets and have little time for face to face conversations. Facebook and Twitter take so much of our time that we sometimes have to go cold turkey.  I went off facebook for two years and signed in again with a new account.  I very well may leave it soon because it’s too distracting. I digress once more….
I think it started with online dating which basically removed the social functions and now we’ve fallen even deeper down the rabbit hole.  Is it only a matter of time before we replace sex altogether? 
Perhaps I should holla @ Sandra Bullock and ask her where I can get one of those Vir-Sex things.  After all, in Demolition Man, “Bullock” (Lenina Huxley) tells “Stalone” (John Spartan) about the Arnold Schwarzenegger Presidential Library.  According to the movie, Arnie got so popular from his films that an amendment was passed so he could run for president.  Of course, Arnie won.  Funny thing is how Arnie is current Governor of California (true story!) and shortly after his election, three senators separately proposed amendments to the US Constitution to allow naturalized citizens to become president.
They foresaw his political ambitions so who’s to say they weren’t right about everything else? 😛
Three seashells anyone?  LOL

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  1. Twitter is a web based social networking site and micro blogging service that allows users to send and read messages/text posts known as tweets. It’s pretty much facebook in my opinion and I thank God I haven’t gone on there yet. here’s the link http://www.twiter.com

    February 7, 2010
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  2. Daixy, you’re right that movies have this uncanny ability to predict the future. Having said that, I am 100% certain that Sex will never be outlawed, licensed or unfashionable.

    February 7, 2010
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  3. LOL Nana Yaw. Amen to that! Just in case though, I give you permission to kill me in the highly unlikely event that it should be banned. 2032 isn’t THAT far away.

    The robot thing kinda woke me up to the fact that people care more about making money quick or satisfying their perversity than world peace and even simply spending time with real live human beigns. Who knows, the next big war may be battled out on facebook and started because someone forgot to drop an LOL or a 🙂

    February 7, 2010
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  4. Tye
    Tye

    LMAO! You know how they say there’s a fine line between genius and insanity? I think the dude is slightly nuts! Either that, or he’s just thoroughly bored, I mean really which sane happily married person dedicates 3 years of a limited life to making a robot that gives you something you could get for much less at any given point in time in almost every place? What a shame! Great post though! 😉

    PS: I’ll say a special prayer so they don’t outlaw sex, for your sake 🙂

    February 8, 2010
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  5. juddy nons
    juddy nons

    soooo, does that guy export to africa? i mean, like someone said once, ‘sex ain’t as great as it’s cracked up to be’. too much hype by all those who are just hooked on porn or going ‘cold turkey’ or … i guess … you? anyway, we’ll “say a little prayer for you”

    February 8, 2010
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  6. @ Nana, just to be cheeky, I’ll answer your question with “with a bang” (tongue in cheek). To be honest though, I can’t figure out how I’d like to go. Will get back to you on that.

    @Tye, that’s so sweet of you to be thinking of me lol. I’ll be sure to return the favour someday.

    @ Jude, Say a little prayer for me indeed rofl. Suddenly had thoughts of “My best friend’s wedding” Trust me hun, I wouldn’t need to over hype sex. It’s either wonderful or it’s not in my opinion….
    All I have to say to you is taste and see then come back and tell me if it’s worth the hype or not 😛 And don’t give me that look. Yes, I can sense it all the way in cyberspace lol

    February 9, 2010
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  7. oh and btw Jude, I bet if you paid for shipping, he’d deliver to your doorstep..only I doubt you’re THAT desperate 😛

    February 9, 2010
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  8. Matthew
    Matthew

    Love your blog Miss Daixy. I for one find another thing interesting about Demolition Man. How did they know that Arnold would be Governor? (or was he president?) Anywho… It’s still uncanny that the writers would make a macho actor a political figure and it’d actually come true….

    September 19, 2010
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  9. Aaaw Bless you Matthew. I’m glad you like my space 🙂 I have no idea why the writers of DM picked Arnie. it may be just coincidence, or maybe he gave hints back then that they picked up on. In the movie, Arnie was president. He hasn’t got there yet in real life but everything else seems to be going according to plan lol

    September 19, 2010
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