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Lifelike Sex Robots and Human Immortality Right Around the Corner, Says Novelist

“Sexbot” by Patrick Quinlan imagines dark, high-tech world “very soon.”

sexbot coverBreakthroughs in the areas of sex dolls, robotics and artificial intelligence will lead to super-realistic sex toys in the near future, claims novelist Patrick Quinlan. Quinlan’s latest book is Sexbot a thriller about the inventor of a sex robot who is trapped inside her own creation.

“People want this,” Quinlan says. “There are men, in particular, that want women who are beautiful, agreeable, forever young, ever eager for sex, and who don’t have a lot to say. Imagine all the sex you want with none of the interpersonal mess. Companies out there are racing to bring it to you.”

Quinlan imagines that lifelike but largely motionless sex dolls like the Real Doll (made in the US) and the Honey Doll (made in Japan), will soon be wed to advanced robot technologies like the geminoid. Throw in artificial intelligence that is already mimicking the way human eyes see and how people make decisions, along with voice technology that’s widely available, and you’ve got the ingredients for a very, very realistic sexbot.… Read the rest

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Author Reveals Profound Near Death Experience as Inspiration of Latest Novel

clover book“The main character in Andrew Clover’s latest novel has an accident, her consciousness splitting to revisit significant scenes in her past and to review her life. And this, he claims, happened also to him.”

In the latest podcast from The Eternities, the author discusses a near death experience during which he seemed to leave his body.

Clover tells how he tripped and knocked himself out “while running to collect his young daughter from a local bus stop. But instead of finding himself unconscious, he claims to have remained aware.”

“I could actually see my body in this puddle, and then I was just thinking, ‘The girls!’, and I was remembering my eldest daughter.” Suddenly, he found himself viewing her safely making her way home.

“And the next thing, I was back in my house and I could see my eldest daughter … she was fine. And I was in the living room and I could see my youngest daughter, lying on the sofa.

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Eleven Decades of Anaïs Nin

Anaïs Nin was an American born to Hispanic/Cuban parents in France on February 21, 1903. Although we associate the author with Paris, she spent most of her life living in the U.S. A writer of essays, short stories and novels, Nin's literary triumph was the publication of her diaries which chronicled more than six decades of experiences. Nin carried on a famous affair with author Henry Miller and it was during her time with him that the pair both started writing erotica to make ends meet. In the Paris of the 1930's, enterprising publishers cultivated collectors of forbidden writing and paid authors well and quickly for custom-crafted smut. Nin was a pioneer as one of the first women to ply the dirty book trade and she eventually let the works be collected and published widely under the titles Delta of Venus and Little Birds. She's considered to be among the best writers of the female sexual experience. Along with Miller, Nin became a counterculture hero during the unrest of the 1960's. While Miller championed freedom of libido in his writing and fought for free of speech in his battles against censorship, Nin was perceived as the kind of strong, talented, liberated woman that the just-budding feminist movement was still trying to articulate. While she became a popular lecturer at universities, Nin never became involved in radical politics. It seemed she was always a lover more than a fighter. Nin died of cancer in 1977. Here is the woman herself as she appeared in Kenneth Anger's The Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome in 1954 Stay Awake! Joe Nolan
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