March 08, 2023 1 Comment
AI muscle kings, rebellious chatbots, zaddy Pedro Pascal in a post-apocalyptic world. The future is synonymous with queer culture now more than ever. But with the rise of powerful AI technologies and catastrophic pandemics, Sniffies can’t help but wonder… What will happen to queer identity and sexual expression in a post-apocalyptic world?
To answer this question, we’ve brought in the only expert we know, ChatGPT.
Sniffies: Hey, ChatGPT. We're going to ask you a few questions about queer identity and sexual expression in a post-apocalyptic world.
ChatGPT: Sure thing! I'll do my best to answer your questions about queer identity and sexual expression in a post-apocalyptic world.
Sniffies: Great. To start things off... will gay sex survive in the apocalypse?
ChatGPT: The questions you have posed regarding the future of gay sex in the face of an apocalypse and the increasing influence of AI are intriguing and thought-provoking. While it is difficult to predict the exact outcome, some possible scenarios are:
1. Cruising culture may become more prevalent in a post-apocalyptic world as people seek intimate connection and physical touch in a world with fewer options.
2. With fewer options for sexual and romantic expression, more people may engage in gay sex.
We asked Fotor AI to generate an image of a gay man in a post-apocalyptic world, and this is what we got. We are not suggesting gay men will be mutated in a post-apocalyptic future.
Sniffies: That's very on-brand for us. Can you explain more about cruising culture becoming more prevalent?
ChatGPT: Certainly! In a post-apocalyptic world, traditional infrastructure and means of communication may be damaged or inaccessible. This could lead to an increased reliance on physical connections and interactions. For queer individuals, cruising culture could become a more viable means of finding intimate connections without traditional dating apps or social networks.
Cruising culture has long been a part of queer history and can be traced back to a time when openly gay was not socially acceptable. Currently, cruising has become less prevalent with the advent of dating apps and online communication. However, in a world where these options are not available, cruising culture may become more popular as a means of finding intimate connections.
It's important to note that this scenario is purely speculative and may not reflect the reality of a post-apocalyptic world. However, it provides an interesting perspective on how queer expression and intimacy could potentially evolve in a world where traditional means of communication and connection are unavailable.
Sniffies: Well said. And going back to your second point. Does that mean survivors may be more sexually fluid than ever before?
ChatGPT: In a post-apocalyptic world where traditional communication and connection are unavailable, people may become more open to sexual fluidity and experimentation. In a society where strict social norms and stigmas may no longer be as relevant, people may feel freer to explore their sexual desires and attractions.
Additionally, in a world where options for sexual and romantic expression are limited, people may be more open to exploring relationships and connections with individuals they may not have considered in the past. This could lead to a greater acceptance of sexual fluidity and blurring of the lines between sexual orientations.
However, it's important to note that this scenario is purely speculative, and many factors could impact sexual fluidity and queer expression in a post-apocalyptic world. Ultimately, how individuals choose to express their sexuality and connect with others is a deeply personal decision that various factors, including social norms, personal values, and individual preferences, can influence.
Again, we cannot comment on the morphing of mouths or his third leg... though we're enjoying the latter.
Sniffies: One can only hope. AI, such as yourself, is becoming more and more relevant. How will that affect queer expression?
ChatGPT: The influence of AI and the growth of virtual reality and the Metaverse may significantly impact how we experience and think about sex and intimacy. Virtual reality technology is already being used to create highly realistic and immersive sexual experiences, and this trend is likely to continue as technology advances. In a world where physical touch may be limited or risky, virtual sex and porn could become more popular to satisfy sexual desires.
Moreover, the growth of AI and virtual reality could also change how we think about and experience sex and intimacy. The lines between virtual and physical intimacy may become increasingly blurred, potentially leading to a redefinition of what it means to be intimate with another person.
However, the rise of virtual sex and porn could also lead to new forms of censorship and surveillance. As with any form of communication or expression, there is always the risk of censorship, particularly regarding queer expression. It's possible that governments or private entities could attempt to regulate virtual sexual content, potentially limiting the types of sexual expression that are allowed.
Sniffies: Yes, we already see queer content being shadowbanned on social media – do you think this could ultimately lead to the censorship of queer content in AI and the Metaverse?
ChatGPT: Yes, it's definitely possible that the censorship of queer content on social media could extend to the virtual reality and Metaverse space as well. As we've seen with social media platforms, there is often a risk of censorship of LGBTQ+ content due to various factors, such as cultural, political, or religious beliefs, which can lead to discrimination and bias.
The development of AI in virtual reality could exacerbate the problem of censorship and discrimination by creating new methods of controlling or filtering the content that users can access. For example, AI algorithms could automatically remove inappropriate or offensive content, potentially limiting the expression of LGBTQ+ identities and experiences.
Additionally, as virtual reality becomes more widespread, governments and private entities may attempt to regulate content deemed harmful or offensive, which could include LGBTQ+ content. This could lead to the creation of digital "safe spaces" for queer people, where they can express their identities and experiences without fear of censorship or discrimination.
Sniffies: Do you think this could bring on the extinction of queer communities?
ChatGPT: Queer communities have always been at the forefront of resistance and fighting back against injustice and oppression. This spirit will likely continue, and the queers will continue to fight for their rights and expression even in a world impacted by AI and the apocalypse.
Sniffies: Going back to the potential rise of fluidity... do you think a post-apocalyptic world could bring on the extinction of heterosexuality?
ChatGPT: It's doubtful that heterosexuality would become extinct in a post-apocalyptic world, even if people become more sexually fluid or experimental in their sexual behaviors. Heterosexuality, like all sexual orientations, is a natural and innate part of human sexuality that cannot be erased or eliminated.
In a post-apocalyptic world, people may become more open to exploring different forms of sexual expression and experimentation, potentially leading to a greater acceptance of sexual fluidity and diversity. However, this does not mean that heterosexuality, or any other sexual orientation, would necessarily disappear.
Sniffies: Worth asking. Thanks for answering all of our questions.
ChatGPT: You're welcome! It's my pleasure to help with any questions you have. Feel free to ask anything else you're curious about!