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.
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