In a not so distant future, sex with robots could replace human intimacy, at least partially. Manchester is host to the Human Choice and Computers conference on human intimacy and technology. Scientists from various fields are discussing how technological advancements will impact society.
The rise of artificial intelligence and “sex dolls” could prove to be addictive enough to replace human to human intimacy.
There is a large media library on “robots taking over.” In a different context, famous genius Stephen Hawking believes that the rise of artificial intelligence could be the end for humans.
In a world already troubled by flawed communication and intimacy, robot technology could prove to be a serious competitor to a romantic relationship.
Robot sex dolls could become so advanced, that some could become addicted to this type of cyborg sex.
Encounters between humans and robots will not carry emotional baggage or performance ratings. It could also save a lot of money on expensive gifts or dates. It could also be a progress to some people who find it hard to maintain human relationships.
According to Dr. David Kreps, senior lecturer from Salford University, new materials, and advancements in technology have resulted in an increased level of intimacy for humans and technology.
He further explained that technology plays a bigger role in our lives than ever before. We’ve got Facebook for personal relationships, all kinds of sensors to track diseases and portable smartphones. Sex dolls with artificial intelligence were the next obvious step.
There are some benefits to this new technology emerging. For example, robot-dolls could be the end of sexually transmitted diseases and we could even see the end of unwilling humans being pushed into prostitution.
Some experts in the field believe that there is a middle way. Humans could end up using sex toys or even robots to spice up their sex lives, and eventually build a stronger relationship which may include robot use.
Kate Moyle, a psychosexual therapist in London has come up with a novel idea: an iPhone app called “Pillow Play.” It uses interactive technology to allow couples to improve their intimacy.
Moyle has not commented on the app but pointed out that one of the negative effects of having a sex life based solely on robotic encounters could impend an individual’s ability to connect with others.
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