Ok, look, I've been saying that the next *major* advance in technology (as in the jump between mainframes and home computing was a major jump) is going to be neural interfacing. This is simply a tiny step in that direction.
BUT MARK MY WORDS, just as 20 years ago most of us could not have seen the rise of wireless, hand-held personal communications, the next advance is going to have the technology implanted in our bodies, interfacing with our neuro-structure. What you currently see in your PDA will be visible to you in your peripheral vision. You'll communicate with people and the oceans of information without any external device.
WE, that is humanity, are becoming THE BORG! Well, maybe not the Borg. They never had much fun so far as I can tell. Did they? Well, maybe that queen bee thingy, whatever she was.
But hey, you think PORN is hot now? Just wait until you're able to FEEL every sight, sound, taste, touch and smell, the porn stars do--no imagination required. Hell, you'll be able to flip back and forth between one and the other. Fuck, why not experience both at the same time!
We're not going to need one another any more for sex. Period. Hell, we hardly do now.
I predict that in the mid-distant future TOUCHING will become first a taboo and eventually a crime.