19 June 2008

The Greatest Invention Since Sliced Bread - Robo-GFs

While war and strife seem to be the defining turning points of our civilization, great achievements in innovation should be given proper credence for forever affecting our society:

  • Fire
  • The Wheel
  • Bronze
  • Gunpowder
  • Printing Press
  • Steam Engine
  • Antibiotics
  • Transistors
  • Plastic
  • Satellites
  • Robot Girl Friends For The Low Low Price of $175
MSNBC has the story of Sega mass marketing robot girlfriends to lonely Japanese guys that regular schmoes can actually afford. $175 may sound a bit high on the price scale, but considering that dinner, a movie, and an evening of clubbing to watch your date sneak off with the gel-haired prick in the Abercrombie getup 10 minutes before last call, which can run well over the $200 price range, I'd say this is a bargain. All hail our Japanese superiors, who are light years ahead of us in Robo-Human relations (h/t my buddy in Gitmo).

No Robo-Herpes Here!