The Sexual Revolution
By 2050, more people will have sex with robots than with humans, Dr. Ian Pearson writes in “The Future of Sex: The Rise of the Robosexuals.” He predicts that by 2035, most people will have virtual reality sex toys. And humanlike sexbots “covered in soft materials, agile enough to do anything a human can” will be commonplace not long after.
But just as robosexuals start to gain mainstream exposure, opposition rises up with a loud and moralizing voice. Dr. Kathleen Richardson states, “Sex robots seem to be a growing focus in the robotics industry and the models that they draw on—how they will look, what roles they could play—are very disturbing indeed.” But is the prospect of disease-free sex with an automaton from the safety of your own home really a threat to human relationships? And how different are sexbots from the vibrator you have in your nightstand?
Before you come to an informed decision, we’re here to look at how robosexual revolution will take shape…