Catalan nanotechnology engineer Sergi Santos holds the head of Samantha, a sex doll packed with artificial intelligence providing her the capability to respond to different scenarios and verbal stimulus. If this was the best humanity could come up with, then human beings were living with a bizarre and humiliating design fault.
So when I read this week in this august organ about the arrival of sex robots, I once again revisited the same sorrow and disappointment I experienced on first hearing about the strangeness of the human sex act.
Keynote speaker and Nebraska Senator Patty Pansing Brooks spoke to the crowd from the steps of the Capitol about her hopes to revise Nebraska state laws so that those who buy and sell men and women in the sex trade are prosecuted, rather than the victims themselves.“I wish there had been more conversation about trafficking and more statistics that could have gotten people talking because there could have been people there that weren’t entirely aware…about what was happening,” Van Duser said.
Van Duser encourages Concordia students interested in raising awareness about sex trafficking to participate in upcoming Lighthouse events, including a guest speaker from I’ve Got a Name on Nov.
But if you peek into the scout's hall on Bolton Road, the cracks come loud and fast from a band of masked and uniformed swordsmen, essentially beating each other in a rhythmic fashion.
This is a kendo session, a modern martial arts display that some 120 South Africans have adopted from the ancient Japanese practice.