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Monday, December 03, 2012
Daily Dumb Dvorsky: Butt Hurt Edition
I won't claim to be not at all interested in 3D printable sex toys (never once denied I was a perv), but I can't say that I understand why Dvorsky's not particularly imaginative io9 tour of a few of these properly counts as "futurism" exactly? Maybe it's because almost nobody can afford to buy a 3D-printer to make crappy sex toys with while almost everybody can afford to buy better sex toys that aren't made with 3D-printers already, but in The Future… maybe they will? Speaking of "crappy sex toys," Dvorsky points out that 3D-printed "sex toys are slightly textured and coarse, owing to print resolutions that aren't quite high enough" but adds -- possibly because this is his idea of what sexy futurism sounds like? -- "if you like it rough, however, then this might be right up your alley." Permit me to recommend that nobody put unsafe sex toys up your alleys at all, if I may. There are plenty of actually safe, reasonably priced, marvelously varied, aesthetically stunning, environmentally sustainable and nontoxic phthalate-free sex-toys available out there for the technoscientifically-literate sex-positive aesthete of today as well as tomorrow.