Thursday, May 18, 2017

On Sunday in a longer, 90 minute episode, Carte Blanche on M-Net get to grips with advanced sex dolls.

This coming Sunday in a longer episode of Carte Blanche at 19:00 on M-Net (DStv 101) the weekly investigative magazine show will get to grips with advanced sex dolls.

Sunday's episode of Carte Blanche is again longer at 90 minutes instead of the usual 60 minutes due to the higher age restriction of the Sunday night movie.

In one of the planned inserts, Carte Blanche presenter Bongani Bingwa will look at advances in sex dolls and how virtual reality is being added to simulated sex experiences.

Besides the sex doll insert, Carte Blanche is also investigating the controversial Brian Molefe's return to Eskom, and how Facebook is targeting users with personalised advertising.

Here's the run-down of this Sunday's Carte Blanche:

Brian Molefe: The Return
Six months ago Brian Molefe announced he was leaving Eskom. Since then, no investigation has been conducted into his friendship with the Guptas. Now he is back at the helm. Can the Eskom board justify this decision under South African law? Carte Blanche investigates his track record at Eskom, the reasons behind his departure and how he managed to return. 
Producer: Anna-Maria van Niekerk and Marzanne van den Berg                                               
Presenter: Bongani Bingwa
Researcher: Laura Bryne

Facebook: Cracking the Code
Facebook is still one of the most popular social media networking sites in the world  By using sophisticated algorithms, it has mastered the ability to track a lot of user browsing history, even when you’re not logged on or a registered member of the platform.
This ensures that Facebook can target you with personalised advertising and news to keep you glued for longer. But this feedback loop is fuelling the rise and power of 'fake news'. So how has this social media site cracked the code of human interaction over the internet?
Producer: ABC Catalyst

Advanced Sex Dolls – The New Evolution [PG 16]
State-of-the-art adult dolls and toys are coming onto the market, using advanced technology and virtual reality to give buyers a more pleasurable and realistic experience. But can human interaction ever be replaced by sex toys and love dolls? Carte Blanche explores these innovative developments.
Producer: Sasha Schwendenwein
Presenter: Bongani Bingwa