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a snippet from the Toronto Sun

Spanish brothel boasts sex dolls as workers


A brothel has opened up in Barcelona, Spain, claiming to be the first of its kind to offer life-sized sex dolls as its workers.
Lumidolls offers appointments with a going rate of about $113 per hour. The brothel operates out of an apartment.
According to the Lumidolls website, customers get a choice of four girls: busty European Katy; the mysterious Leiza from Africa;
angelic Lily from Asia; and Japanese delight Aki.
“These sex dolls will make the experience more pleasurable, exciting and erotic,” the creators of Lumidolls stated on its website.


 

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Wouldn't ya have to hire someone to clean 'em? :eek:
 

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This whole thread is very confusing to an old guy.

Before I knew the subject matter, I was coming in to say something sage and depressing like we are just at the beginnings of losing jobs to automation, relatively. But that doesn't matter now. Next for the bright light pen after Mark, please.
 

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$113 per hour...wouldn't it make more sense to just buy one of those things
 

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I don't see the appeal for these things personally...but ive never tried one. Funny how the packaging of these things at sex toy stores usually only has pictures of pornstars not what you actually get in the box.
OTOH I think its sad and pathetic and unhealthy that men would resort to things like this...but looking at the pic above of the old guy with the 3 underage looking dolls, at least he isn't trying to go after underage girls....or maybe it compliments rather than supplements that fetish.
and on the other hand, I'm in favor of things that keep destitute girls out of the sex trade.

in the broader picture, I'm less than impressed with the new wave of technology I see in the news...slow clumsy delivery robots that bring coffee in office towers, awful inefficient self-serve kiosks at fast food restaurants, mobile pre-pay and pickup, etc.
Helpful Autonomous Delivery Robot makes debut in Japanese hotel | Daily Mail Online
replacing minimum wage service workers doesn't seem effective, as the technology doesn't seem ready. id rather see robots replace the vastly overpaid execs at McDonalds for example who haven't had a good idea in decades.
 

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in the broader picture, I'm less than impressed with the new wave of technology I see in the news...slow clumsy delivery robots that bring coffee in office towers, awful inefficient self-serve kiosks at fast food restaurants, mobile pre-pay and pickup, etc.
Helpful Autonomous Delivery Robot makes debut in Japanese hotel | Daily Mail Online
This one doesn't appear to be so slow and clumsy.



replacing minimum wage service workers doesn't seem effective, as the technology doesn't seem ready. id rather see robots replace the vastly overpaid execs at McDonalds for example who haven't had a good idea in decades.
And yet they are doing very well. Maybe no good original ideas, but they know where the market's going and stay with it. The conversion from 'kid's playpen' to 'coffee shop' seems to be working well for them. They're not above riding a fad, that's for sure.
 

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And yet they are doing very well. Maybe no good original ideas, but they know where the market's going and stay with it. The conversion from 'kid's playpen' to 'coffee shop' seems to be working well for them. They're not above riding a fad, that's for sure.
I guess it depends on your perspective...I primarily go there for burgers, and the experience has become awful. Long, slow wait times, confusion at the front, slow drive through service, higher prices etc. I usually go to wendys instead. I hope mcdonalds can win this coffee war (edit:actually, I really don't care if they do), because I think its cannibalizing its burger business to do so.

the latest head-scratcher from them is, locations near us are no longer nut free. talk about bucking the trend.
McDonald's not nut-free - Business News

edit: wow that robot you showed is really cool. Doesn't seem to be ready for use in a commercial situation yet though, unlike the ones ive seen which are basically giant roombas.
 

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I guess it depends on your perspective...I primarily go there for burgers, and the experience has become awful. Long, slow wait times, confusion at the front, slow drive through service, higher prices etc. I usually go to wendys instead. I hope mcdonalds can win this coffee war (edit:actually, I really don't care if they do), because I think its cannibalizing its burger business to do so.

the latest head-scratcher from them is, locations near us are no longer nut free. talk about bucking the trend.
McDonald's not nut-free - Business News
Those are signs that they're busy, no?

{edited} Did you watch that cool robot? That thing freaks me out. :eek:
 

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Those are signs that they're busy, no?
no, its the same amount of customers (probably less actually), just being processed much more inefficiently. they have significantly reduced cash registers and a more confined work area due to the massive coffee section.

my hunch is, the military will get robots like that. Not Starbucks ;)
 

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no, its the same amount of customers (probably less actually), just being processed much more inefficiently. they have significantly reduced cash registers and a more confined work area due to the massive coffee section.
Yea, I guess you're right. McDonald's probably won't last more than a couple weeks and won't make more than a couple mil. ;)

What surprises me with Wendy's is - they are often paired with Timmy's and Timmy's lineup is around the block while Wendy's is nearly empty. The same space inside the building, what's stopping them from selling Timmy's coffee via the Wendy's drive-through? Those exec's need to give their collective heads a shake.

my hunch is, the military will get robots like that. Not Starbucks ;)
Trickle down theory. Think of those sex dolls with this tech. They can run away from those dirty old men.
 

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Yea, I guess you're right. McDonald's probably won't last more than a couple weeks and won't make more than a couple mil. ;)
Blackberry probably once thought like that too :)
Its a volatile market these days. in fast food, retail etc no one is too big to be taken down.
but I could be wrong. it may be worth it to them to drive away family burger business with an average spend of $30 or more, in order to have a dozen millennials sprawled out in the store nursing a $3 coffee for 2 hrs while goofing around on Tinder. :)
 

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Blackberry probably once thought like that too :)
With all due respect, Blackberry was a flash in the pan compared to Mickey D's. And the very unusual time I actually go into the place and not use the drive-through, I don't see millenials. I see baby boomers enjoying a free newspaper. That's a huge market to target, IMO. Opps, probably shouldn't mention Target, eh?

On a side note, I'm looking forward to the new Ray Kroc movie, starring Michael Keaton. Sounds like he was a piece of work - or was that just 'artistic interpretation'?
 
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