One of the most common complaints of married people seem to be that their partner does not want to indulge in a bit of skin-to-skin action at the same time they want it. The term “Not tonight, honey,” may soon be passé for an expert in gender studies and artificial intelligence has predicted that getting it on with an electronic vamp or even a superstud sexbot could well become accepted, perhaps by the mid-century. Call it a kinky sci-fi fantasy or sex on tap 24/7, if you please, but, making love to a robot could soon become a reality.
62-year old David Levy in his book Love and Sex with Robots, has chosen to question the most sacred thing about people- their sexuality. In his book, he describes super sex for just about everyone and that too on a 24/7 basis!
Levy believes that humans could be making love to robots by the year 2025. He feels that by that time, robots will be very much like people.
“From the evolutionary point of view fantasies about grand sex non-stop are more typical of adolescent and juvenile sexuality,” Alexander Kantor, an expert in psychology said in an interview with the Nezavisimaya Gazeta.
“It lies in the peculiarities of male sex hormones (they reach their peak at 15-25 years), on the one hand, and, on the other hand, in the fear before the romantic component of sex (love), which requires more complicated and unpredictable feelings and emotions, etc. Controllable cyber-technological devices allow men to remain the masters of their own feelings and thus be less dependent on women’s sexual excesses and their romantic ideas,” he said.
Already today, the best quality synthetic voices cannot be distinguished from human voices,” Levy was quoted as saying.
Last November, researchers at Waseda University in Japan unveiled a robot, named Twendy-One, that can cook, talk, obey verbal commands, and use its soft silicon-wrapped hands — each equipped with 241 pressure sensors — to interact with humans.
Even so, it will be a long time, Levy acknowledges, before we cannot tell the difference between human and humanoid.
“It is only a matter of time before someone in the adult entertainment industry, which is awash in money, thinks, ‘Gee, I could make a pile of money’,” he said.
Interestingly, a company in Japan, Axis, has already produced the world’s first, rudimentary, sexbot — for men.