SF Drabble #430 “This Week’s Unboxing”

I have now seen everything.

The new Compandroid™ ad for the third offering in their new line of sex bots — maybe you’ve seen it pop up in your wearable tech display when you checked out a pretty girl this week — is a new low, even for them. “You’ve felt Agony, you’ve held a Grudge, now drink Poison.” The double entendre would be cringeworthy if it weren’t vastly overwhelmed by the overall creep factor.

She comes in a nondescript box, like all of their products, but inside the box is a bottle, and your new artificial sex slave is crammed inside the bottle like a model ship. Only with Poison, once you’ve got her out of there and activated, instead of being pliant and submissive she’s willful and dismissive. Passive-aggressive abuse instead of sexual passivity.

Which is what these creeps deserve, I’d say. Only costs $25k and your dignity.

8 comments:

  1. sadly, this is probably not too far from reality...our wanton pleasure needs...and our simplification of everything, it wont be far off...

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  2. Ah.. I'm just reading brave new world.. And it could come right out of that book.. Though I assume it would be an epsilon instead of a bot.

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  3. Yes, Brave New World-esque indeed. I do wonder where our world is going with our seemingly insatiable need to satisfy our urges at the drop of a hat.

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    1. I mean, I like satisfying my urges at the drop of a hat. As long as there isn't something else I have to be doing ;-)

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  4. Wonderfully barbed and - as has been said - sadly not too far off reality, or what they're trying to make reality. That last line clinches it for me.

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    1. Thanks very much for reading and commenting! :-)

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