Feminists can’t stop the future, and the way that technology will leave the sexual trade union irrelevant.
Your children will live to see men merge with machines
By the 2020s, middle-aged people in rich countries might see farther, run faster and look better than they did as youngsters. But they will still not be as eagle-eyed, swift, and beautiful as the next generation.
Genetic testing already offers parents the option of aborting foetuses predisposed to undesirable shortcomings, and as we get better at switching specific genes on and off, ‘designer babies’ may become an option. Why take a chance on Nature’s lottery when a little tinkering can give you the baby you want?
Because, some say, eugenics – whether driven by racist maniacs such as Hitler or by consumer choice – is wrong. All this talk of transcending biology is merely playing God. To that, Craig Venter (who this year justified his nickname Dr Frankencell by synthesizing JCVI-syn1.0, the world’s first artificial life) reportedly replies: ‘We’re not playing.’
Politicians can ban stem cell research, but outlawing therapeutic cloning, beauty for all (who can pay), and longer life spans does not sound workable. And banning the battlefield applications of tinkering with Nature is even less plausible.
The Electrical Zap that Makes You Better at Maths
Pulsing an electrical current through your brain can boost your ability to do sums for up to six months, scientists have discovered.
Holographic TV Coming in 2017
Previously, the only thing (okay, one of the only things) that was stopping us from sending Princess Leia-type messages across the universe in an R2D2 was the fact that we couldn’t make holograms with refresh rates quick enough to convey movement. Well, that’s changed–a research team at the University of Arizona has developed a system that can render an image in near real-time and update the image every two seconds, which is pretty darn close to real-time (well…considering).
Porn Turning Malaysian Teens into Sex Addicts
Access to pornographic material became a grave concern after reports of teens confessing that they became addicted to sex after watching porn.
“Let’s be realistic, the sex industry is one of the oldest in the world, and the Internet has only made it more accessible,” the Star online quoted Chris Sekar of Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre as telling the Sunday Star.
Combined with the changing values of youth towards sex, it has become vital to teach sex education as early as possible, he said
It’s easy to forget that the internet is still a relatively new phenomenon. Around 15 years old in terms of widespread useage, it’s still impossible to predict what long term social effects it will ultimately produce.
As this blog has argued, the Internet, alongside other forms of globalisation, has been responsible for the backlash that is the astonishing 3rd wave of the sexual trade union – the sudden near domination of both government and social policy by women and/or catering for women’s needs. The Internet, thus far, has resulted in wildly contradictory effects. It has produced a kind of anti-sex puritanism, given shape by paedohysteria and panics over sex trafficking, that would have left even the Victorians a little perplexed at the savage irrationality of it all. At the same time society, and young people in particular, are becoming ever more sexually open and, in a (non-judgemental) word – sluttier. Every other girl I walked past today was wearing lycra pants. The material is so thin and revealing that they may as well have not worn anything – simply just painted their legs and bottoms black.
Will this contradiction last? Will it, can it, get any more extreme?
My schoolfriends were a pretty rebellious lot, and would sometimes steal a softporn jazz mag from a newsagents, but unless your father or older brother had a porn collection casually lying about, there was no way a young teenager could ever form a regular porn habit. Now, kids as young as 10 have perhaps seen more pussy than the majority of adults, and probably more than 99% of the men who ever walked the earth before them.
Of course, teenagers, both male and female, are indoctrinated with paedohysteria and the other puritanical elements of sexual trade union teaching. So, as 13 year olds casually watch anal sex videos, or 15 year olds engage in masturbation with each other through their webcams, they will gleefully call for ‘dirty old men’ – any male over the age of 25 – to be tortured to death for showing any sign of sexuality towards anyone under that age.
This is as true of teenage boys as it is of girls, perhaps much more so. But of course, in the former case, it is not just indoctrination and spite, but because paedohysteria has given boys an opportunity to drive away older male rivals. But what happens when those boys, accustomed to the casual acceptance of sex and porn since puberty, become older males themselves? It will still be another 10 or 20 years before the first generation who have grown up with the internet start to influence society themselves. When they have spent their entire lives looking at perfect teenage bodies, it is difficult to imagine that they will so readily accept the puritanical edicts of the sexual trade union as the men of this generation has. Certainly not when they will be able to enjoy having high-definition holographic teens stripping off in their bedrooms at the age of 40. Will they really allow middle-aged women to stop them?
And perhaps, we can hope, that when 40 year old women can look as good as teenage girls, or else adopt holographic virtual 17 year old selves in order to retain their appeal to those men, they won’t really want to stop them.