In the 1980's film, Revenge of the Nerds, a band of like minded dweebs fought back against there tormentors to gain their peace, self respect and a cute blonde girl. In the real world the nerds would be given wedgies before skulking off home to sit in their bedroom and play computer games until 4am. That's just the way it is and under no circumstances would they get the girl unless she came with a footpump.
But in true techno-geek fashion, the pasty face brigade have given up trying to woo the female population with their knowledge of calculus and being able to recite the script from Star Wars, and have built there own girlfriend. Nerds meet Emma, Emma meet nerds.
According to the makers, she walks like a lady, swings her hips to music, is always affectionate and acts like a real girlfriend.
Before you guys trade in your floppy for a hard drive, she is only 38cm tall and made of plastic but this is the first step on the journey to Futurama style sex-bots.
The idea of humans interacting with synthetic humans is an old idea but as technology continues relentlessly onwards and upwards, it will become more and more commonplace.
For some people - the lonely, the miserable, David Hasselhoff - sexbots could be a great relief and release although there are fears that an entire class of humans may emerge who will not know how to interact with the opposite gender and may never have sex with other humans. Very much like today's computer programmers come to think of it.