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An expert has called for a ban on sex robots, saying that their introduction will, in some unspecified way, increase the damage to society caused by prostitution. Chatting with The Register, Dr Kathleen Richardson PhD contended that the possible AI sex droids of the future would strongly contribute to the continuing miserable …
"...she might find that it isn't men, or at least only men, who are the target market place"
Quick tally on a major UK "provider's" site (only ever visited strictly for research - of course), assuming no men interested in pointy things (in an academic spherical-cow-like view - sorry, rainbow guys):
- (men's) masturbators & pumps: 79 items found
- dildos & vibrators: 316 items found
The law as it stands today will line you up for a long spell in state accommodation nearly anywhere if your toy resembles let's say Lisa Simpson. Unless you are designing Olympic logos of course.
In some jurisdictions you will end up in state accommodation with extra services such as lashes, etc if the toy resembles a person of the same sexual persuasion as you.
So as the law and society perceptions presently stand there is a limit to what you can enjoy in your own house. By the way - I fully agree to ban her (and other pretend moralists that probably have a vibrator in their purse) and send them back to sometimes in the middle ages where they belong.
Seems to me that there may be another motive behind Dr Kathleen Richardson's concerns. A small increase of a few percent in the number of women on the planet could effectively reduce the power of women. Female-like robot surrogates may fulfil that role.
If males could get enjoyable, consistent, trouble and argument-free sex from lifelike surrogates whenever they wanted it then women's power over them by withholding sex etc. could be seriously undermined.
Little wonder Dr Richardson couches her concerns in a somewhat ridiculous way.
Like it or hate it, I've absolutely no doubt that we'll eventually have female robot sex partners. Fettishes seem to be widespread and commomplace, so robots that are truly lifelike representations of females would probably be very acceptable to many males–they might even be a great hit.
Given that the current state of robot technology is equivalent to what computers were in the 1950s, just consider what a surrograte female robot would be like 50 years hence. Right, it's a no-brainer.
Meanwile I'll continue to enjoy the real thing despite tribulations.
just consider what a surrograte female robot would be like 50 years hence.
Stronger, Faster, Smarter, Friendlier & More Attractive than most humans. Honestly, What's not to like?
Who the hell else than a robot will want to change my diaper in 50 years time and carry me off to bed? A female robot would of course be designed to enjoy every opportunity to help it's master, whatever the task required of it - exactly like dogs are. Besides ... the alternatives, Is it more "fair" to employ a 3'rd worlder or minimum-wage carer to do this kind of work (and wear down *their* health from the strain of it, besides us having nothing to talk about and scheduling preventing any time wasted on non-KPI tasks)?
We won't need sex to reproduce. Let's make it obsolete.
"[...] recently acknowledged that it is possible to use skin stem cells from two adults of the same gender to make human egg and sperm cells."
With early cell cluster genetic screening and repair - then the scenario of Lapis and Lazuli** from a single parent becomes possible. All you need are surrogate mothers - assuming Brave New World techniques are still far in the future.
**or were they clones of their father?
This is not a primary source, and I cannot be bothered to go do your research.
The number of children under 15 is stable at around 1.9B and it has peaked. The estimated maximum global population of 9.xB sometime around 2050 (the value declines pretty much every year when the estimates are made).
This is not contentious.
Came here to post a quick anti-feminist rant using just that angle of how sex-fem-bots reduces female power over men.
Found not only did you beat me to the punch you did so with none of the bile oozing out of my mouth hole.
I shall take notes and learn from this. Thank you.
No one castigates you for employing a cook or cleaner in quite the same way as they do for frequenting an establishment of negotiable affection.
You'd probably have different bots for different jobs.
You could have a cook bot (and put Pizza delivery drivers out of work)
A clean bot (Oh no the thought of Kryten's groinal attachment just sprung to mind)
As well as a bonky bot.
What's more none of them would get jealous of each other.
Even then it gets pretty fuzzy, you'd probably need to hit actual self awareness with the ai before consent actually became an issue, but judging whether it's hit that threshold. If you've programmed it so it's capable of saying no, but it gets so much out of the sex that it never really has a *reason* to say no then arguably you have consent in everything except a very small edge case, but the question then is whether the edge case is a bug or if it's an actual consent issue
If your sex robot has achieved actual self awareness, then you're into a whole different ball *ahem* game . Presumably it consents, or not, with the added option of applying a few thousand volts through its universal sex bus in the event of unwanted docking...
I think you should draw the line when they implement the GPP-feature. Not necessarily for ethical reasons, but just because Sirius Cybernetics is bound to get something HORRIBLY wrong in "your plastic pal who's fun to be with".
That, and inevitably the genuine people personality will be thoroughly annoying in some way
> Obvious a dildo is a sex toy, but
Glance at any site that sells dildos and you've find that along with the static varieties and simple mechanical vibrators there is an ever increasing use of electronics in them. The robocock will be around decades before the fully functioning robo hooker of Red Dwarf fame.
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