After hearing about Germany’s first sex doll brothel, Glenn and Stu had some serious questions about the future of artificial intelligence on today’s show.
Some of them may sound crazy at this point, but as sex robots become more lifelike and AI keeps getting smarter, we should be asking these questions now.
- Are we heading toward “Westworld”?
- What happens when artificial intelligence starts saying it’s real?
- If AI “thinks” it’s real, is a sex doll brothel a form of slavery?
- How long until the U.S. has a birth rate crisis like Japan’s?
Listen to the full clip (above) for more analysis of the future of AI and sex in our society.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.
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GLENN: We’re getting to a place to where we can’t talk to each other at all. I don’t know if you saw — do you remember Walter “Hawk” Newsome? He’s the Black Lives Matter activist that was protesting a Trump rally? And they said, no, no. Free speech. You speak, and then we’ll speak. We’ll give you the microphone.
And he spoke. Well, now, Black Lives Matter is really upset. They said, he did a photo op. And he dismantled a lot of the work that our groups have been doing for F-ing years. It’s unfortunate somebody who is so well-educated could represent the community from a radical perspective. He had to stoop to being tokenized by white supremacists.
Well, okay. So what are they saying?
Don’t talk to anyone. Don’t try to bridge any gaps at all. Don’t allow them to see you as a human being.
How do we — how do we do this? How do we do this? If we’re controlled by politics and then because we’re afraid of each other.
Look at what’s happening in Hollywood now. How does — how does anyone work in movies? For instance, West World. Do you remember the thing in West World that they had to sign?
If you were an actor or an actress, you had to sign a deal that said, “You will be posed in uncomfortable positions. Your body will be touching other bodies.”
STU: Yeah, the talk was like, it was very invasive. And women had to sacrifice, basically give up all their rights.
GLENN: Men and women. Everybody had to sign it. How are you going to do that? How are you going to do that?
How are you going to be able to have anything in — in Hollywood, in entertainment, even eventually in our own lives?
STU: Yeah. I don’t know how you make any controversial content, at all. Listen to this. This was a tweet I saw. And it was from someone who was a woman, who went to go work for an organization. It was a content organization.
And she tweeted a part of her employment agreement.
STU: And she decided not to take the job. She refused to take the job because of this.
Okay? Refused a brand-new job that she wanted and applied for because of this.
This is what it said: I understand that this company is involved in the entertainment industry. I further understand that because the company’s business requires a creative working environment, including exposure to offensive speech, I may be exposed to conduct and speech that openly and explicitly relates to sex, as well as race, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, religion, disability, and age.
I acknowledge that I may be privy to conversations where offensive speech, work scripts, or roles that involve nudity, sexual scenarios, racial epitaphs, suggestive gestures, profanity, and references to stereotypes is utilized. I understand and acknowledge that as part of my job, I may be exposed to speech and conduct that explicitly relates to sex, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, religion, disability, and age. And I expressly agree and represent that I do not object to being exposed to such speech and conduct and do not find it otherwise offensive and objectionable and that I’m willing to work in such an environment.
Now, how does a company — give you an example. Schindler’s List without this agreement? How does a company make any movie? How does a company make West World?
GLENN: May I boil it down? I’m listening to that, and I’m thinking to myself, “I think we should have everybody in my company sign that,” because look at what we —
GLENN: We look at dead bodies. We are talking about ISIS, racism. We’re talkings about all of these things.
STU: Coming up on the program today, we’ll discuss the first sex doll brothel. Now, we talked about that in a meeting.
STU: We had to do research on it. Right?
I mean, it’s not even — this is a crazy example.
GLENN: So how do you —
STU: This was so offensive and so crazy, that she thought — I’m going to tweet this so everybody can see the ridiculous things women have to deal with in the workplace.
Now, look, if you don’t want to deal with that, I think that’s understandable. Like, I wouldn’t want to go work at a porn film manufacturer, because it’s just not what I want to do with my life. But if I was going to work at the porn film manufacturer, I should sign something like this.
GLENN: Not only that, I mean, Stu, honestly, most of that applies to your job.
STU: Oh, absolutely, it does.
We’re constantly discussing things when people make offensive comments in the media. We have to talk about offensive speech towards — sometimes it’s racial epithets. Sometimes it is —
GLENN: You’re constantly surrounded by that stuff.
STU: Yeah. Think of every show the left loves.
GLENN: Oh, yeah.
STU: Think of Veep or Breaking Bad. Or any piece of content that pushes the envelope in any way. The View, for example. I mean, again, literally all programming would be in this world. And I guess that you could say — as a person, that doesn’t mean you can be harassed and assaulted in the workplace. That’s not what this says.
You’re working in an environment where these things are discussed. And you have to be able to, as a company, if you’re going to produce this content, you have to be able to say to your employees, look, you’re going to hear some things that are offensive, and if you’re so sensitive on this stuff that it bothers you, you probably shouldn’t work —
GLENN: So here’s the real solution: The real solution is, that should not be signed by women or men. That should be signed by infants with their footprint. Welcome to the world. You’re going to be surrounded by nincompoops and offensive things.
GLENN: So Harvey Weinstein is not doing well in sex rehab, apparently.
STU: Oh, no.
GLENN: He volunteered to go to rehab. And according to people, I guess in the facility —
STU: Oh, no. This is — I thought he was going to do really well with this. And you’re really ruining my day so far.
GLENN: One source says in one group therapy session, Harvey arrived 15 minutes late. He launched into a speech about how this was all a conspiracy against him. Then he fell asleep in his chair. He woke up by the ringing of his smuggled mobile phone, which is banned at the facility. He was jolted awake, jumped up, took the call and ran out of the room.
He — another source close to Weinstein says he is no longer joining group sessions for, quote, obvious reasons. He insists that he never raped or assaulted anyone. And all of the encounters were consensual. He realized he acted like a hole of some sort and insisted that he’s not a rapist. He does have his phone. When he’s in therapy, he has to give to someone else. The characterization of what he said, what happened in the group session is not true.
I don’t believe it. So I don’t know if you saw the chauffeur. You know how all these stories end, where he was like, the chauffeur will take you home. My driver will take you home. Get out.
STU: Get out.
GLENN: Get out. Okay?
GLENN: So this has come from his French chauffeur, the man who ferried Weinstein around when he was over in Cannes or in France.
He said, Weinstein beat him when he took to meet a prostitute that didn’t show up. The alleged beating put him out of commission for four days. He went crazy and hit me. At that moment, there was no question, I would never work for him again. He did try to sue him for damages. But the local prosecutor in the town dismissed the charges.
He said, the women would enter the car with tears in their eyes. He said, I felt like driving poor innocent people. Innocent girls. Taking them to the wolves mouth. I could not tell them where you put your feet, it’s dangerous.
He would — I guess, you know, he would meet people in his hotel room, and he would have these women driven to him. He said, the one that marked me the most was a girl who was a fan of him, who loved him, who followed him for years. She gave her body, her soul, she gave everything to this man because he promised to make castings and make a film that was never shot.
He said, he would demand that the driver would leave him alone with the woman. And he said, I would often find traces of illicit products strung about.
I don’t know what that means.
STU: Drugs, maybe. The nickname among the locals in Cannes for Harvey became the pig.
GLENN: The nickname among the locals in Cannes for Harvey became “the pig.” One housekeeper at The Majestic Hotel where he stayed, said, oh, him. Yeah — love this — oh, him. He was the ugly one who thought he was God.
STU: That’s — that’s actually on his business card: The ugly one who thinks he’s God.
GLENN: He was very bossy. Men like George Clooney or Brad Pitt, they were such lovely men and so handsome, but not him. He was just a mean pig.
STU: It’s interesting. This is sort of the reverse of the Vegas shooting story. In that, with Vegas, it’s like, no one had any idea this guy was doing anything like this. There’s no motive. There’s no background. No trail. Nothing.
This is like literally everyone who has ever met the guy thought he was doing something like this. They may have not known the extent. They may not have known he was committing crimes. But everyone seemed to know this guy was a complete dirtbag. And people like that didn’t say anything.
GLENN: Well, Quentin Tarantino came out and said he knew a lot more than — he said, “I should have said something.”
STU: Yeah, and he did a lot of movies with him.
GLENN: Yeah, all of his big movies.
STU: Yeah. All his big stuff.
He said, I knew enough to do more than I did. There was more to it than just normal rumors, than normal gospel. It wasn’t secondhand. I knew he did a couple of these things.
I wish I had taken responsibility for what I had heard. If I had done the work I should have done then, I would have not worked with him anymore.
He was dating Mira Sorvino after Weinstein.
GLENN: And I guess Brad Pitt did know. Because Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt confronted him. So Brad Pitt did say something to Harvey Weinstein, just for the Angelina stuff.
STU: Yeah. And Quentin said basically he was dating her, and he knew Harvey wouldn’t violate his relationship. So he thought she was protected, and he just brushed it off.
GLENN: Oh, my gosh. So a guy, instead of going and stopping the other guy, he’s just like, “Don’t worry. You’re under my umbrella now.”
STU: Yeah. Not — it’s not a good look.
GLENN: You know, I thought of this last night. All these people who are now living with the shame — and they’re going to convince themselves that they had nothing they could do. Because that’s what happened.
I mean, if you look at — if you look at the Germans, the Germans that were involved and did nothing, you know, they all convinced themselves, eh, there was nothing we could do. And maybe not. But they had to live a life of shame.
And these people are living a life of shame. They’re going to be tormented in their own head, because they know. They know they didn’t rise to the occasion.
And so the question that we should all be asking ourself now is — because I really believe, tough times just aren’t sprung on you. It’s not like everything is great and the next day it sucks and you’re living under Hitler. It happens slowly. And you have opportunities to stop that slide all the way along. But society — you know, it’s in our Declaration of Independence. People are more likely to live with tyrants, than they are to upset the applecart. Now, that’s obviously butchering the Declaration of Independence. But you’re more likely to just go along with it.
STU: There wasn’t an applecart reference in the Declaration of Independence. Are you sure about that?
GLENN: No, there was not. Applecarts, they’re racist. I mean, it’s human nature to just go along and let it slide.
And if you don’t prepare yourself to stand up in in the easy times. He might have thought that was really hard. But he’s now looking at that and going, jeez, that was easy. I should have done that. I should have done that.
Don’t put yourself in a position to where you’re ever having to say, I should have done X, Y, or Z. Do it. Do it. Don’t live with the regret. And it’s a muscle. Courage is a muscle.
If you’re not exercising it in the smallest of ways, telling your kid what you should be telling your kid, telling your spouse what you should be telling your spouse, saying something to somebody that is important, that is hard for them to hear, but you should say it. If you aren’t exercising that muscle of courage at the smallest, most personal level, you will never be able to stand when it really counts.