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CHAPTER 13

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Sex

Matchmaking 292

Sex with Technology 295

Coupling 300

The Interface Is Not the Sex 307

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Figure 13.1Creation of the Humanoids (1962).

Esme explains to her brother that her blue-skinned robotic servant and lover, Pax, is “dedicated to keeping me happy. And I am happy.” With a hint of disgust, Cragis replies, “You love that . . . that machine?” Esme leans forward for emphasis to explain, “I love Pax” (Figure 13.1).

Sex is a major part of the human experience, so it’s no surprise that it plays a role in sci-fi. The sex-related interfaces ...

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