Friday, April 15, 2016

Sex bots

Sex bots are now quickly becoming a reality. They've already long been able to built (and sell; 'Real Dolls') lifeless silicone lifesized dolls which are quite realistic. And adding robotics and AI is just a matter of time, probably not a lot.

Of course now you hear "isn't this degrading to women, and a threat to our societal values?"

What it seems to me is that this is just the next big step in the "porn revolution". That's the one which started in Denmark in the late sixties, where Denmark was the first country in the world to legalize pornography. Of course the scandal was immense, so one has to wonder why very soon a great number of countries followed suit?

Well, it turned out that the "theory" that porn causes rape could not have been more wrong. After the legalisation in Denmark, rape statistics fell by thirty percent. That is astounding. Seems we should not underestimate the value of a safe outlet for troublesome drives.


David Evans said...

I wonder about this. There is an effect called the "Uncanny Valley" in which we are made uneasy when a machine becomes too like a human being. I don't think I want to have sex with something that makes me uneasy.

Also, where do you hide a full-sized robot?

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

I guess. Right here in front of me in my bedroom I have 4 closets, each of which could easily hide two full-sized robots.

And I think maybe some of the some of the romantic varieties that a strongly built robot might be subjected to would maybe only be intensified by a certain dislike that rhe user might feel . :-)

Joe Dick said...

Maybe the problem of where to store one - and the high cost - would be solved by sex robot brothels.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Joe, I have no doubt you're right. For at least a couple of decades or more, realistic robots will be very, very expensive. So for-hire per hour would make a lot of sense. Hopefully with good hygene.

Bru said...

Hmmm. Rental sexbots. Here in the USA, I don't think that will go over well - unless they need broadband to work and Comcast gets some of the profits.

I don't know if you saw this blunt admission by one of Richard Nixon's staff people about why they pursued "the War on Drugs." Drugs are a different "vice" than sex, but perhaps another one that legalizing would bring benefits to all of society.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Thanks, Bru, that is certainly a revealing link!