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Intimacy rebooted: why we shouldn’t fear the rise of sex tech

Isolation and loneliness are seen as the fault of technology when, on closer inspection, that same technology can bring us closer together

By Kate Devlin   January 2018

Video killed the radio star, and technology destroyed the relationship. Intimacy is dead. This is the story we’re being told: a world where our smart devices clamour for the consideration we should be showing our loved ones. But is that really the case?

Dystopian narratives about technology have persisted, from Plato’s concerns that writing would destroy memory down to the forecasted death of the novel due to dwindling attention spans in the…

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