Of course, it wouldn’t be Salvo if it didn’t look toward the future and consider the promise of technology. For example, perhaps you’ve seen the latest billboards for Svedka vodka, featuring a voluptuous female robot and the line “The Future of Adult Entertainment.” And if you scoff at such a notion, consider this recent news article:
“MAASTRICHT, Netherlands, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The University of Maastricht in the Netherlands is awarding a doctorate to a researcher who wrote a paper on marriages between humans and robots.
“David Levy, a British artificial intelligence researcher at the college, wrote in his thesis, “Intimate Relationships with Artificial Partners,” that trends in robotics and shifting attitudes on marriage are likely to result in sophisticated robots that will eventually be seen as suitable marriage partners.”
As you can tell, Salvo covers some pretty heavy topics. Fortunately, the editors have a sharp sense of humor, which often surfaces in the fake ads they’ve sprinkled throughout. One is for a fictitious reality show. Under a picture of two families, it reads: “Can two couples have sex-change operations, raise each other’s children and redecorate each other’s houses without ruining their friendship or screwing up their respective families? Find out on Triple Switch Complete Household Makeover Challenge, a new reality television series -- 10 years in the making!”
As the mother of three young adults, I’ve witnessed firsthand the ability of Salvo to reach young readers and challenge them. I’m proud to be a pro bono member of Salvo’s editorial board, contribute from my own wallet to their efforts, and introduce this stunning publication to as many people as possible. Why? Because I believe Salvo is the most important magazine of our day.
Today’s young adults are bombarded with cultural sewage. They must be equipped to critically think about and dissect the negative images, lies and distortions that rob them of their best futures. The original editors launched the inaugural issue a year ago, and I’ve come to count on Salvo to present truth in the language of a generation that so desperately needs to hear it.
I urge you to check it out for yourself. At Salvo’s Web site, you can order single copies and subscriptions, as well as sample some of the content. You can also read “The Salvo Blog” and click links to relevant articles in other publications.
Finally, amid all the media garbage, there is hope -- because there is Salvo.