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Superfans could soon be having sex romps with ‘virtual Elvis Presley’
August 07, 2016 - By Sam Walker From The SUN / Elvis Express Radio
|ELVIS fans could have virtual sex with clones of their idol using technology that mimics touch, a book claims.
Author Ted Harrison says ultrasound waves can already create the sensation of feeling rain and wind, or holding an object.
The award-winning documentary-maker and former BBC religious affairs correspondent claims the simulation of human touch will soon follow — raising the idea of romps with Elvis,
who died aged 44 in 1977.
Harrison writes in his book The Death and Resurrection of Elvis Presley: “It could well be possible to book a life-size, lifelike virtual Elvis for a birthday party in the same way that
today an Elvis lookalike can be hired.
“If technology could simulate contact, what ethical and moral issues would this raise?
“If fans were able to feel Elvis caress or kiss them, where might such foreplay lead? A whole body suit with sense points to stimulate a range of encounters?”
A hologram-type image of murdered US rapper Tupac Shakur, “performed” at Coachella music festival in 2012.
Dr Marianna Obrist, a multisensory experiences expert at the University of Sussex, said touch sensations have so far been created only on human hands.
She added: “There are other places on the body it could be extended to.”
The Death and Resurrection of Elvis Presley
by Ted Harrison
Elvis Aaron Presley is more popular today than ever, yet he died nearly forty years ago. His music is constantly remixed and re-released to a new generation of fans, and his image
thrives in popular art and culture. Elvis's Graceland home and Tupelo birthplace have become places of pilgrimage. His relics command astounding prices at auction.
Around the world it is estimated that there are 200,000 Elvis impersonators paying tribute to their hero. Elvis is the subject of some truly astonishing rumours and legends, including
the one that he never actually died.
Ted Harrison asks what lies behind the remarkable resurrection in popular culture of the King of Rock 'n' Roll. The Death and Resurrection of Elvis Presley tells the story of Elvis
after Elvis. It shows how his estate, which was pillaged by his manager, was saved through the business acumen and financial vision of his ex-wife Priscilla Presley. It explores a
spiritual dimension to the Elvis revival, where fans create a fantasy quasi-religion through which they blend and confuse Elvis and Jesus.
In the growing myth of Elvis, Harrison identifies a vibrant synthesis between money and faith, unique to the modern age, but reminiscent of the early centuries of Christianity. And
underpinning the whole story is Elvis's extraordinary charisma, thousands of fans simply having a lot of fun and ultimately some great, enduring music. This is a must-read for the
many millions of loyal followers, as well as those who are more critical of the King.
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Reaktion Books (1 Aug. 2016)