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Robots, androids, replicants, automaton, mechanical man, skin jobs, cybermen, bionic person, cyborg, gynoid, fem bot, droids, toasters, or walking computer; no matter how you put it these artificial life forms are intriguing if not fascinating. I have never really found robots to be sexy until I found the artwork of Hajime Sorayama. The picture above is just one of many airbrushed pieces he has worked on. Take a look at his website if you are interested in more by going to this link. So this begs the question, why this entry about sex with robots?
I found an interesting article about sex with robots which you can read more about here. Here’s a brief blurb:
Humans could marry robots within the century. And consummate those vows.
“My forecast is that around 2050, the state of Massachusetts will be the first jurisdiction to legalize marriages with robots,” artificial intelligence researcher David Levy at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands told LiveScience. Levy recently completed his Ph.D. work on the subject of human-robot relationships, covering many of the privileges and practices that generally come with marriage as well as outside of it.
At first, sex with robots might be considered geeky, “but once you have a story like ‘I had sex with a robot, and it was great!’ appear someplace like Cosmo magazine, I’d expect many people to jump on the bandwagon,” Levy said.
By Charles Q. Choi
As technology increases the capacity of today’s robots, I would agree that the application of sexual relations will have to be implemented as well. Any new technology, we, as people, manage to put “sex” as a critical componet towards usage. The internet gave birth to porn sites, sexually explicit pictures, and videos which we can have access. In an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation – “The Naked Now”, Data is a fully functional automaton capable of multiple techniques as Tasha Yar experienced. If Star Trek has predicted upcoming human history, we need to be prepared for the consequences.
As the next generation robots come online, do we treat them like a computer or tool which makes our lives better? In “The Measure of a Man” episode, Data was treated as Starfleet property where their orders overrode any needs Data might have desired. Will sex robots be permitted to perform to our needs and not theirs? Would these robots reduce the amount of sexual violence or be substituted to replace those who might be targeted otherwise? If you have not seen A.I., this was a disturbing but brilliant film about the not to distant future where robots are used for a variety of reasons.
Despite the dark road of sex with robots, the fantasy is still interesting for me wonder what the experience would be like. Will these sexbots be more of the cold steel variety in the female form as Sorayama has drawn or will they appear to be more human than human like Pris, Zhora, and Rachel the replicants from Blade Runner?
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