Although people don’t associate sex toys with the latest technology, they pretty much go hand-in-hand. From modern high-end vibrators to Wi-Fi controlled anal beads, it seems like we’re living a kinky geek fantasy. But what about sex with robots? Well, it might be closer than you’d think. Our article aims to explain how sexbots might change the way we go about our sexual needs.
Namely, sexbots are human-like robotic dolls. They exist in pop culture for some time now and are subjects of many science-fiction films, comics, and books. However, there are still no fully operational sex robots available on the market. Various versions exist and perform specific tasks, but they can’t replicate all actions that people expect from their intimate partners.
In other words, sexbots are advanced forms of sex dolls. They can resemble both males and females (malebots and fembots). Developers claim their main goal is to help people overcome loneliness and allow them to experience intimacy. Still, numerous groups debate the morality of exploiting eventual sentient robots. It makes the whole idea pretty controversial and worth discussing.
Some predict that they’ll be available by the mid-21st century. People can currently interact with semi-operational prototypes and fantasize about the future. Of course, sexbots only appear at trade shows and sex fairs/festivals.
Is It the Future of Porn?
One of the most interesting things about sex robots is the question of how they’re going to affect adult movies. There’s understandably much fuss about their eventual appearance on film sets. However, most doubt they’ll ever be able to replicate the audience’s need for actual humans on screen. But that doesn’t mean there won’t be a specific genre for sexbots and sci-fi porn plots.
Just like any other kink you see in adult movies, sex with robots will find its audience. The porn industry is well-aware of that. Hence, adult entertainment will get a brand-new category to offer its fans. But will it make for some sort of rivalry between human actors and robots? Oh, boy! This already sounds awesome.
Joking aside, the demand for actors is always at a high level. It’s mostly down to the audience that enjoys seeing new faces. The adult industry is as imaginative as any other. It’s full of genres that simply can’t function without actual human performers. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t imagine that one day you’ll see a category for robots once browsing your favorite porn site!
A Solution to Loneliness
The main idea behind robot companions is that they’ll eventually offer comfort for people who are feeling lonely. At least that’s how companies advertise them. But hey, that’s not a bad thing if you think about it. Sure, having sexual companions without a will of their own is questionable. But if they proved to help people, would that be a problem?
It’s not uncommon to hear how loneliness is one of the biggest issues of today. Moreover, when it comes to elder care, lots of older people suffer from depression because of it. And if eventual intelligent robots can help them, that’s a plus in our book. The human-robot interaction doesn’t have to be sexual. Lonesome people don’t always crave intercourse. They actually want some company.
Can It Really Provide Emotional Satisfaction?
It seems like even though we have all these modern ways of communicating, lots of people just can’t make a connection with others. Once again, social isolation is one of the main issues of today’s world. However, if you can buy someone to be alongside you whenever you need them, would it provide emotional satisfaction? Well, if artificial intelligence can go so far and replicate meaningful conversations, it will surely help.
There are lots of people who can’t have a normal relationship. For whatever reason, their inability to communicate on a more personal level is what leads to depression. We’ve already mentioned the elderly, but they’re not the only people who could use a robot companion. The only real question is whether such advanced technology can come soon enough to assist those in need.
The Future of Sex Robots
There’s no denying that technology is becoming so advanced that ordinary people can’t catch up with it. In the last 25 years, we got so far ahead that it seems there’s nowhere new to go. But it’s not like that at all. There are so many things coming our way in the next couple of decades. And, of course, some of them are sex robots.
But don’t worry. It’s not like some evil network is going to start a nuclear war like Skynet in “Terminator 2.” We’re not there yet. The reality is that more and more companies are going to rely on robots helping out. We’ve already got many industries in the United States and other developed countries that rely on them. And if this trend continues, we’ll surely see the same inside the adult industry.
The next step is artificial intelligence that’s capable of recognizing and responding to emotions. This way, intimacy with robots will be more than possible. But until then, it’s important to have a discussion about the ethics behind the idea. If we’ve learned anything from sci-fi movies, it’s that sexual intercourse with artificial intelligence doesn’t always end the way we want it to.