Robot Prostitutes: The Future of Sex Tourism
If 'The Jetsons' don't pay well, Rosie has another option.
The world's first "sex robot" debuted two years ago at the Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas. Her name was Roxxxy, and she was considerably lifelike. She could sense touch and even make idle conversation, like: "I love holding hands with you."
Well, according to an article recently published in Futures, Roxxxy might just be a pioneer for robot sex. The study's highlights predict:
"Having sex with a robot is the future of sex tourism in Amsterdam."
The researchers expect that by 2050, "Amsterdam's red light district will all be about android prostitutes."
So many questions. Namely—why?
"Human trafficking, sexual transmitted diseases, beauty and physical perfection, pleasure for sex toys, emotional connection to robots and the importance of sex in Amsterdam" would all be driving forces behind the cultural trend, says the article.
Sounds logical—I guess—but I see too many concerns arising. For example, would this be considered cheating, or are these robots just really fancy sex toys? Will 'sex with a robot' accompany 'irreconcilable differences' as grounds for divorce?
Mostly though, I fear a robostitute malfunction—a glitch causes the robot to violently break down on a client, resulting in a brutal and macabre death. Maybe I've seen too many dystopian movies.
But others are skeptical, too, as you might imagine. Dennis Hof, the owner of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch in Carson City, Nevada, told CBS Las Vegas:
“Those Australian researchers ought to come to the Bunny Ranch to see what real American sex is like – there’s no way to duplicate it."
ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images) The "True Companion" sex robot, Roxxxy, on display at the TrueCompanion.com booth at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 9, 2010. In what is billed as a world first, a life-size robotic girlfriend complete with artificial intelligence and flesh-like synthetic skin was introduced to adoring fans at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo.
Do you pay them for services rendered? If so, do you tip them, too? More importantly, are they coming out with a stud robot? If not, I smell a discrimination class action lawsuit.
Nothing will ever replace a real woman. Asian women are Goddesses!!!!
This should really cut down on violence against women, reduce the spread of STDs, and slow the population explosion. And don't even dare to think that their won't be gigilobots!
2050 is a silly prediction. You will see these for sale in 10 to 15 years with a $100,000 price tag. The high price is the only reason you may be able to rent them out, otherwise people will just buy their own. The down side is that when men and women are no longer forced to try to get along, they will both decide it is simply not worth the bother and simply ignore the oposite sex.
beauty tips and style advice
The only thing better than discovering your favorite beauty product is finding one that does the job of two (or three!). Streamline your makeup kit with this versatile selection of hard-working essentials.
Buying a wedding dress doesn’t have to break the bank. While you’ll probably find a limited selection of wedding dresses for less than $300 at bridal boutiques, there are plenty of options in that price range if you check out less-traditional spots (think department stores and online-only shops). And don’t overlook gowns intended for bridesmaids—or even prom season. A simple, unfussy dress becomes wedding-worthy with some sparkly accessories and veil. Here are stunning options with fabulous price tags.
Avoid the hype at the makeup counter by sticking to this list of tried and true performers that will help you look your best day in and day out.
See Kate's best looks from Australia.
The springtime is the best time to press the reset button on your wardrobe, and given the great new fashion that’s hitting stores right now, there are a myriad of ways to reboot and refresh. Of the nine must-try trends this season, it can be tough to choose a favorite. Perhaps you’re feeling for a graphic floral? And maybe the season’s sport-luxe look fits your style too? That said, if you’re picking battles where your budget is concerned, the idea of a complete spring makeover can be overwhelming. Fret not, our biannual 100+ Under $100 Guide pulls pieces inspired by both the runways and the pages of the magazine together—at the perfect price.
We raided the aisles to find the best cheapie formulas for you.
As of this morning, I have decided that Kate Middleton should just tour things forever so we get to see more updos like the one she wore last night at a reception hosted by the Governor General Peter Cosgrove in Canberra, Australia.
Dressing for the office doesn't have to boring. Follow these style and beauty tips and you'll be sure to impress.
Every year, we look to the biggest names in bridal beauty and fashion design to pinpoint the hottest bridal hair and makeup ideas – keeping in mind of course that this is a wedding (no crazy neon mascara here). This year, bridal beauty has gone extra natural and romantic -- think messy braids, wispy hair, natural eye makeup and more.
You’ve got the dress. You’ve got the venue, date, and invitations. The last thing you need to complete your wedding day? An amazing pair of shoes to wear as you walk down the aisle!
With the dress as the main focus, you want the hair to be understated. An updo does just that. But there's a difference between understated and boring. Adding simple accessories, like a pin or flower, is just enough decoration to the hair. Let these gorgeous pins serve as inspiration for finding a simple, yet understated, wedding hairstyle.
Just when we were getting used to seeing beards everywhere, it may be time for men who enjoy the attention of the opposite sex to invest in some shaving paraphernalia. In a new University of New South Wales study, researchers found that “when people are confronted by a succession of bearded men, clean-shaven men become [...]