“Just install the software,” says Sinulate’s web site, “plug in your Interactive Fleshlight, and pick a partner!” Kyle Machulis, operator of slashdong.org, a Web site about the combination of sex and technology and a self-described “tinkerer/hacker/pioneer/visionary in the realm of sex technology,” is a major proponent of open-source teledildonics.At the conference on ‘The legal aspects of Sweetie 2.0’ in Leiden on 2 July, together with Leiden and Tilburg legal experts he presented the outcome of this controversial international study.In 2013, 15 chatbots were active for 10 weeks in online chatrooms for under-age children.Terre des Hommes then gave law enforcement officials the names of 1,000 predators from more than 65 countries, most of whom were from the United States, Britain and India.Terre des Hommes posted this video explaining their methods and to show how easy it can be to hunt down webcam sex predators.
They thought they were chatting with a ten-year-old girl.
Hans Guijt, project manager at Terre des Hommes says: "The conclusion that the Dutch police cannot use Sweetie hardly comes as a surprise.
The Dutch police mandate is too limited and legislation is outdated to effectively and efficiently tackle 21st century forms of sexual exploitation of children on the internet.
I don’t know where the real user was located, but our virtual meeting space within Second Life was called “The Netherlands.” Or maybe “she” was really a he, controlling a female avatar. If it’s not clear already, “virtual sex” can be a little complicated.
But there was a real person on a computer somewhere in the world making her avatar have sex with my avatar by clicking a pink ball on the ground.