Travelodge: Future Hotels Offer Lure of Virtual Sex

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According to a report sponsored by the budget hotel chain Travelodge, future hotels will offer technology allowing their clients to make remote digital love to their spouse or partner.

The "Future of Sleep" study, authored by self-proclaimed futurologist Ian Pearson, also hypothesizes that in 2030 "video, audio, smells and tactile experiences produced using our bed or bed linen will play a key role in helping to make our dreams feel real."

Obviously Pearson sees pay-per-view as a thing of the past. He also claims travelers will be seeing the internet through contact lenses and that they will be able to digitally turn their hotels into simulacrums of their bedrooms.

There is no dancing around the fact that this sounds ridiculous, but Apple's introduction of the iCloud this week already means that traveler's digital possessions will likely travel with them. The bigger reach may be concluding that hotels will offer any of these services gratis in 2030 when, in 2011, so many are still charging for the damn wifi.

This news may also be greeted with a certain degree of displeasure by certain travelers who don't mind taking a break from home. Just because you can take it with you doesn't mean you'll want to.

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