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The race to build the world’s first sex robot - going too far?

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The $30bn sex tech industry is about to unveil its biggest blockbuster: a $15,000 robot companion that talks, learns, and never says no

The article is a long read, but really fascinating that gives us a history lesson and a glimpse into the future.

Is it going too far, or is another great invention applying AI?
While many of the benefits are pretty self explanatory - companionship and on demand satisfation - ethical and social issues come to the top of the list of concerns.

  1. Is it going too far, or is another great invention applying AI?

    10 votes
    1. Too far
    2. Great invention

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  • It's way too far, but there may be a market for the robot.
  • @passedbill, i think that you are right.  The $30bb current market will be explode, especially as the robot will drop in price from $15k to sub $1k and technology will exponentially improve.  Scary though about prospects of humanity as it evolves.
    Live Long and Prosper
  • The only thing this supports is the creeps we already have.  Have we not learned from our movies though?

    Let's not add any more features please....
  • I disagree with @supersith89 , I see your point in the debate on promoting people with little to no sex lives and promoting youngsters into this lifestyle. Although, I think that people would be able to practices safe sex with the bots and due to that may decrease unplanned parent hood.
  • Yea, but then you have the problem of sex before marriage.  I know it isn't human, but I'm sure it is pretty wrong.  
  • it will definitely introduce social disfunction in many cases.  All these guys who will now expect similar kiss- and obidience from real women will set unsustainable expectations that will make marriages fail.
    WhyTrump - a good question
  • It's not a good idea and can affect human reproduction.
  • I want one.....but, it's probably not a good idea for our society 
  • This is going way too far and can hurt natural human reproduction etc.
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