At the very least, prostitutes should be worried about the advances in robot women “sexbots” for the purposes of sex. It not only could put them out of business – but some feminists say the consequences for all women are dire.
Some are going so far as to call for the outlawing of robot women – because of their potential to take the place of the female partner completely.
Of course babies are a different story – but we’re talking about sex here – not procreation:
Sex with robots will be ‘the norm’ in 50 years, say experts. Men are considering the prospect with curiosity and a sense of humour. But academics and feminists are terrified and calling for them to be banned. Let me tell you why.
Who, or what, men have sex with is the basis of our civilisation. It is the driving force behind our greatest accomplishments. Men don’t compete for abstract pleasure: they compete to bag the best mate. The internet, the pyramids and the moon landings would not exist were it not for man’s desire to have sex with woman.
That’s why Nature experiments more widely with men: the male IQ range is wider, and there is more variation in male behaviour and biology than in women. Men are where experimentation happens, because a wider variety of male aptitudes and preferences will keep women happier and result in a more well-rounded and healthy society.
But male sexual appetites are easily satisfied, despite what women will tell you. Blow jobs really aren’t that difficult, and in any case most blokes are fine with a pizza and a wank. For many men, sex is a nice bonus, but it’s not essential. When you introduce a low-cost alternative to women that comes without all the nagging, insecurity and expense, frankly men are going to leap in headfirst.
Another reason men might be enthusiastic about female-free sex is obvious: the sociopathic, man-hating feminism we see so much of on television and in our newspapers today is turning men off dealing with women altogether. Constant whinging about “toxic masculinity,” “manspreading,” “mansplaining,” the bogus gender pay gap and the absurd campus rape culture myth are pushing the sexes apart, fostering mistrust and fear.
Bottom line? Unlike human partners, robots will be ready and willing whenever we are. The website also theorizes that robots will be, ahem, equipped to do things that human partners simply cannot.
While it may seem like straight out of a science-fiction story, at least one journal, Futures, has published an article based on this very scenario. The paper, written by Ian Yeoman and Michelle Mars from the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, suggests that by 2050, all of Amsterdam’s prostitutes will be androids.
The practice will end the sex trade and the risks of receiving sexually transmitted infections. The androids would be made of bacteria-resistant material and would flush out human bodily secretions, which would remove the opportunity for patrons to receive STIs. According to the Dominion Post, the brothels will also consist ”of sexual gods and goddesses of different ethnicities, body shapes, ages, languages and sexual features”.
Transhumanity argues that sex robots will not replace human partners altogether. People will still choose to marry other people for the intangibles that robots will be unable to provide.
But, as Yeoman and Mars say, ”[robot]sex is safer sex, free from the constraints, precautions and uncertainties of the real deal.”
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