Thursday, July 10, 2008

Commodity Teledildonics Is Now Possible

BoingBoing Gadgets uncovers a vibrator attachment for the Wiimote.

A certain substratum of the geek subculture started salivating over the prospect of teledildonics in the late 80s or early 90s. I first learned of it through the zines that predated Wired in its first year - Fringeware Review, Mondo 2000, and the original (superior) bOINGbOING.

Side note: It dates back originally to the obscure but influential 1975 classic Computer Lib/Dream Machines. I found this out on Wikipedia, but I actually have a copy of this remarkable book.

Anyway, if you were one of that small but very remarkable group of people frustrated that the only bridge between cybersex and real sex up until today was a robot, now you can be all happy or whatever. The Wiimote is Bluetooth-controllable, which means it's now trivially easy for any reasonably competent hacker to control a vibrator via IM, SMS, or indeed the Web.