The question on everyone’s mind (?) is, ‘When can I get a realistic sex robot so I don’t have to deal with all the “interacting with another human being” bullshit any more?’ and David Linden over at the Wall Street Journal has some answers. Well, kind of. The long and short of it is that we’re nowhere near having a sex robot that can move and feel like a human person. Sure, we have rudimentary robots today – like RoxxxyGold the TrueCompanion, a silicone-and-metal model that can squirm around a little – but there’s nothing even close to lifelike on the market.
But fear not, people who welcome our sexual robot overlords, there is some good news.
According to David Linden, ‘Today’s sex robots are so rudimentary that they are essentially unusable. But as sex-robot enthusiasts are quick to point out, the shoebox-sized cellphones of the 1970s were nearly useless – but they were the first prototypes for today’s ubiquitous smartphones. Eventually, sex robots will have reasonably humanlike facial expressions, limb movements, voices and even odours. The futurist Stowe Boyd has predicted that by 2025, “robotic sex partners will be … commonplace, although the source of scorn and division”.’
This could be an interesting development for many people, especially those who need or want some sweet, sweet animatronic lovin’. Hey, I’m not hating; who knows what I’ll want in the year 2025? With any luck, I’ll have six different sexbots (for sex and also household chores) and 19 hover boards (for fun). A girl can dream!
This article was originally published on Cosmopolitan.com