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Beyond Military Drones: The World’s First Sex Robot

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2010/04/07/Peter_Nowak_Sex_Bombs_and_Burgers

While the most common use of robots today is in warfare, Sex, Bombs and Burgers author Peter Nowak says that military robotics companies aim to eventually sell robots to the average consumer. For example, Roxxxy, the world’s first sex robot, debuted last January at the Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas.

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What forces are driving the rapid technological developments that continue to shape our world? According to author Peter Nowak it is a very un-holy trinity; the war, porn and fast food industries.

In this talk at Gleebooks, Nowak brands the internet as “military made, porn perfected” and explains his thesis and looking at how these industries drive technological change. – Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Peter Nowak is a senior science and technology writer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s online news division. He is the author of the book Sex, Bombs and Burgers: How War, Porn, and Fast Food Shaped Technology As We Know It.

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