Playboy Magazine, July 2006

Playboy Magazine, July 2006

The July 2006 issue of Playboy Magazine is filled with riveting reads, candid interviews, and enticing pictorials.

The cover story, "The New Human" by Joel Garreau, explores how advancements in genetics, robotics, and nanotechnology are altering our identities and capabilities. Additional essays by Margaret Atwood, Ray Kurzweil, and Mary Midgley tackle topics of immortality and the potential limits of life extension.

"Not Your Father's Hi-Fi" by Scott Alexander is a comprehensive overview of the latest mini-gadget wonders, while "Drifting" by Craig Vetter looks at the fast-growing motor sport of drifting, an import from Japan that's rapidly gaining popularity in the United States.

Magician and entertainer Penn Jillette describes the invention and patenting of his unique "Jilllet," a hot tub specifically designed to induce female orgasms, in "My Love Machine."

Margaret Atwood offers a thought-provoking story about a couple transported back to third-century France in "The Bad News," and Sam Harris examines the conflict between science and religion in "Honesty is the Best Policy."

In the interview section, Jason Burmester talks to Dana White about his role in legitimizing the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and Stephen Rebello gets insights from film and TV powerhouse Jerry Bruckheimer.

The issue also features stunning pictorials, including Playboy's World Soccer Team, a tribute to the global appeal of the sport. Playmate of the month, Sara Jean Underwood, is captured in the idyllic landscapes of her native Oregon, and the Latin beauty Vida Guerra graces the magazine with her first nude pictorial.

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