(San Francisco Chronicle) There is nothing new about the elusiveness of love. For millennia, people have written stories, sonnets and songs about the fundamental struggle of finding the perfect mate. Today, technology companies are writing code to help you do just that.
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In the Bay Area, innovators like to envision a future in which technology will streamline, simplify and democratize love in its many phases — from dating to sex to marriage and, yes, even heartbreak.
Struggling to stay connected in a long-distance relationship? Virtual reality and apps can be used to simulate sex and intimacy — and allow separated lovers to remotely control sex toys and other devices designed to transmit pleasure or affection.
Can’t get over an ex? Facebook last year introduced a function that allows people getting over romantic relationships to control how much they do or don’t see of their ex, while allowing them to remain “friends” on the social network. Facebook dubbed the feature “take a break.”