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The Big Idea for Wednesday, December 18, 2013

For many, the intersection between sex and technology remains a blushed secret, quarantined to the back of the nightstand. 

Perhaps what has to change is the conception regarding what is human and what is robotic. Perhaps, when we’re unsure about whether or not we’re human or robotic, then we’ll be more comfortable with the idea of a sexual present that’s also technological.

This may seem out there, but as medicine advances in step with tech, such philosophical questions will arise much faster than we anticipate.


  1. 1 The Future of Sex is Buried in the Sock Drawer
  2. 2 The Eroticism of Technology
    Parag and Ayesha Khanna Hybrid Reality
  3. 3 The Future of Self-Pleasure
    Rachel Maines
  4. 4 Braingasm: Sex and Your Synapses
    Max Miller Going Mental

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