Sunday, October 12, 2008
well this is fun! meet ASIMO, a humanoid robot developed by honda. experts predict that within four decades, getting it on with an electronic femme-fatale or a superstud sexbot will become an accepted part of human culture.
robots as sex toys should be on the market within five years but the researchers are going one step further. "i am talking about loving relationships about 40 years from now," explains david levy, author of the book 'love + sex with robots', "...when there are robots that have also emotions, personality, consciousness. they can talk to you, they can make you laugh. they can... say they love you just like a human would say 'I love you'... these would have electronic speech and sensors that make them utter 'nice sounds' when a human caresses their 'erogenous zones'.
levy predicts many societal benefits to the robot lovers, "there are many millions of people in the world who have nobody. they might be shy or they might have some psychological hang-ups or psycho-sexual hang-ups, they might have personality problems, they might be ugly... for them the choice is not: 'would I prefer a relationship with a human or would I prefer a relationship with a robot?'- the choice is no relationship at all or a relationship with a robot."
poor 'ugly people'! he continues...
"certainly there will be some existing human-human relationships where one partner might say to the other partner: 'if you have sex with a robot I'm leaving you'. there will be others who say: 'when you go on your business trip please take your robot because I happen to worry about the red light district'."
this guy's crazy! what's the bet he already has a robot lover at home that makes 'nice sounds'?