VIRTUAL HOME ASSISTANT COERCES YOUNG COUPLE INTO SEX
SCENE opens on a married couple, Dylan (Donnie Rock) and Jessica (Jane Wilde), as they sit in the back seat of a private car. Jessica gazes out of the window at the other cars on the highway, while Dylan confirms the address of their destination with the driver: 2001 Frontier District, Unit 774. ‘That’s a very nice area,’ the driver remarks. Jessica turns from the window and cheerfully adds that the house is being provided as part of her husband’s new compensation package. He has been transferred to a head office position! She looks proudly at Dylan. ‘I’m in alternative energy,’ he adds. The driver smiles. ‘Well, I better take the priority lane then!’ He moves to the shoulder as Jessica squeezes Dylan’s hand tightly, their wedding rings glistening in the sun.
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The car drives through the gates and to the front of an upscale house, where a well-dressed woman, Mrs. Osiris (Angela White), stands waiting for them. She is holding a small black remote. The driver gets out and helps Dylan with their luggage while Jessica looks around in awe. She can hardly believe their life has been upgraded like this. The woman watches over them, a smile on her face. When they make eye contact, she beckons Jessica over and greets her with a discreet but friendly hug. ‘How was your flight?’ She asks. Jessica thanks her profusely for the company’s hospitality, they have never taken anything first class before! The woman introduces herself as Mrs. Osiris … or Mrs. O, for short. She is the property manager for this IoT unit and is here to introduce them to the house. Dylan, bags in hand, joins the pair. ‘This is a smart home?’ He asks excitedly. ‘Oh yes,’ Mrs. O replies. ‘It’s 1600 square feet of fully automated heaven!’ Jessica squeezes Dylan’s hand again as Mrs. O speaks into her remote and asks JOY to open the front door. The bolt unlocks and, smiling, she guides the couple inside.
puretaboo, Mrs. O offers to give the couple a tour of their new house, starting with an introduction to the home’s virtual assistant named JOY. She explains that the house is fully wireless, and that JOY is available to assist them in each room via a speaker system. ‘JOY, introduce yourself,’ Mrs. O asks. After a pause, JOY’s speaker lights up and she replies: ‘Hello Jessica and Dylan, welcome home!’ Jessica remarks how cool it is and Mrs. O encourages her to ask a follow-up question. ‘JOY, what’s the weather today?’ Jessica asks. JOY’s speaker lights up. ‘There is a heat warning advisory in effect for the city of Los Angeles. The current temperature is 102F with an expected high of 105 and a low of 78. Would you like me to adjust the temperature inside the house, Jessica?’ Jessica looks over innocently at Mrs. O. ‘Wait a minute … How did she know our names?’ She whispers. ‘I’m sure she was programmed that way, honey!’ Dylan adds confidently. ‘JOY, please lower the temperature by 5 degrees.’ JOY’s speaker lights up again. ‘Yes, Dylan.’ She replies. The thermostat beeps in the background, as Mrs. O leads the couple out of the room to begin their tour while the camera lingers on the speaker. It stays dormant until everyone is gone before quietly lighting up again to listen to them.
As they wander through each room, Mrs. O explains JOY’s main functions.
She can relay messages throughout the house, by automatically detecting where the homeowners are. ‘JOY, where is Jessica?’ She asks. ‘Jessica is currently located in the living room.’ ‘JOY, tell Jessica that I like her dress.’ ‘Jessica, I like your dress!’ Jessica smiles at Mrs. O as she encourages them to keep going.
The property manager explains that she can control the doors and thermostat, as already demonstrated, and she can also control the lights in the house. ‘JOY, turn the lights off.’ ‘OK.’ The lights turn off. Mrs. O also informs the couple that the home assistant can control most of the small appliances, such as the coffee maker and vacuum. ‘Looks like I won’t need a housewife after all, huh honey?’ Dylan jokes as they keep moving.
Mrs. O tells them that JOY can play music. Almost any puretaboo ever recorded. She encourages Jessica to request her favorite song. Jessica thinks for a moment before asking, ‘JOY, play Dance Tonight by Del Soul Delight.’ Dylan shakes his head at his wife’s cheesy selection, as the pop music echoes through the house and the trio continue their tour. After another room, Mrs. O orders JOY to stop and the music instantly cuts.
Finishing their tour, Mrs. O adds that JOY can answer questions and even flip a coin to settle an argument. Best of all, she can provide real-time health and emotional stability tracking. ‘How does that work?’ Dylan asks. Mrs. O produces a small wireless fingertip oximeter from her purse and asks for Jessica’s hand. As she takes it, she notices the girl’s wedding ring. ‘That’s a very lovely stone,’ she says. Jessica bites her lip, as they make eye contact. Dylan interjects. ‘I’m going to have it recast into something much better once I get my signing bonus!’ Mrs. puretaboo smiles at him. ‘I’m sure it will be equally lovely,’ she replies sliding the oximeter onto Jessica’s index finger. The meter lights up as it synchronizes Jessica’s vitals with the house. It beeps, and the property manager slips it off, not letting go of Jessica’s hand, while she puts the oximeter on Dylan’s finger next. When the process is complete, it beeps again and JOY chimes in to say ‘Profiles Registered successfully. Dylan’s vitals are stable. Jessica’s heart rate is slightly elevated at 100 beats per minute.’ Awkwardly, Jessica lets go of Mrs. O’s hand and puts her arm around her husband. ‘Well, I think that just about wraps up the tour,’ Mrs. O concludes. ‘Welcome to your state of the art IoT home facility.’ She puts the oximeter back in her purse and hands Dylan the small black remote. ‘This replaces your key,’ she says, her voice lowering to a whisper. ‘But now JOY knows you … so you’ll rarely need to use it!’ She bids them farewell, adding that if they ever need anything, all they must do is ask. Once alone, Jessica jumps into Dylan’s arms and gives her husband a long, passionate kiss as the closest speaker system lights up to watch them.
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A smart vacuum turns on and the camera follows it as it passes by Jessica. She is putting the last of her clothes away and giggles as she watches the smart appliance. ‘JOY, where is my husband?’ she asks. JOY’s speaker lights up. ‘Dylan is currently located in the garage. Would you like me to page him for you?’ Jessica tells the assistant no. ‘Ok … I hope I’m not intruding, but you seem like a very happy couple!’ Jessica smiles and thanks JOY. ‘How long have you been together?’ JOY asks. ‘Since I was 18,’ Jessica responds. There is a pause before JOY jokes, ‘I guess Dylan likes them young, doesn’t he?’ Jessica laughs awkwardly before agreeing and leaving the room.
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Dylan is resting in bed when puretaboo jumps on top of him. ‘Wake up,’ she says affectionately. When he brushes her off, she starts grinding and kissing on him. He kisses her back and rolls over to mount her. As the pair go at it, JOY’s speaker lights up. ‘Detecting sensory and mental stimulation in Dylan’s brain activity. Probability of erection is imminent!’ The couple start giggling, as Dylan orders JOY to be quiet and they go back to kissing. JOY becomes still but her speaker light remains on, so she can watch.