“Daniel Spellman wants a quick pick-me-up during his lunch break. Spellman, a Viacom employee, waits in a long line on 45th and Park Avenue for what first seems to resemble a food truck. But, people passing by do a double take as porn stars Bridget Bunsen and Candy Colfax pose with customers wearing nothing more than G-strings. “Go ahead, grab this”, Colfax purrs to a man as she hands him… a Budweiser?
Yes, this “run-of the mill” commercial sex event is sponsored by Anheuser-Busch. Bunsen and Colfax tower in heels that resemble Budweiser cans and the truck sells sex toys branded with the red and white Budweiser logo. the snacks and beverages served are more X-rated than G-rated. Last quarter, Budweiser, in conjunction with 21Sextury Films, discreetly created their own pornography flick. The hour-long segment depicted spontaneous ways that beverages could be incorporated into bedroom play. Anheuser-Busch has managed to get where their competitors aren’t- in their customers sex lives*” (Empel, Emily. “(XXX)potential Impact: The Future of the Commercial Sex Industry in 2030.”The Monoa Journal of Fried and Half-fried Ideas (about the Future) 13 (2011)).
I’m excited to have my forecast on the future of the commercial sex industry published in the newly relaunched “Monoa Journal of Fried and Half-Fried Ideas (about the future)”. This futures based journal out of the University of Hawaii is a student-run, peer-reviewed journal that began in the 90′s. After a brief hiatus, Fried is back and featuring a delectable menu full of quirky futures work.
Check out my article via Fried Journal (Entree XXX on 5 web pages) or download the full .pdf version (XXX)potential Impact: The Future of the Commercial Sex Industry 2030. The next submissions date is February 1st!
*Note: scenario described is a fictional forecast set in the year 2030. These events have not yet occurred.