Vacations of the Future
Future Vacations to Include Mech Maids, Robot Prostitutes?
Today, when we want to get away from it all we pack a suitcase and head to Hawaii or the Bahamas or, if you have kids, somewhere obnoxious and loud. But what could the future bring for tourism? According to tourism futurist Ian Yeoman, vacations in the future could consist of robots handling every little detail, from folding your towels to – ahem – knocking your boots. His predictions included more indoor vacations due to global warming. Yeoman also predicts that there will be labor shortages in the year 2050, so we will come to depend on robot laborers more and more. And we may perhaps even call on robotic prostitutes to calm our primal urges. Robot hookers could potentially cut down on the cases of STDs and AIDS, but wives still probably wouldn’t appreciate their husbands stepping out on them, even if it was with a ‘droid. Other predictions from Yeoman include beds that can sense a guest’s comfort needs and adjust automatically, pills to keep vacationers awake so they don’t miss a minute of fun, and mood wallpaper that changes color based on the guest’s feelings.
He also states that vacations in space will become “the ultimate luxury.”
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