The idea of a sex robot might sound like something out of a science fiction or even an erotic fantasy, but it would seem the reality is closer than one might think. In fact, there are currently discussions about producing a line of these love bots and this means that they will most likely be arriving sooner rather than later.
According to ABC 10, at the Second International Congress on Love and Sex with Robots, which was held between December 19 and December 20, a Swiss researcher offered people in attendance a word of caution regarding the use of sex robots in the future. As these sexual robots begin to become available for purchase and use, there are some concerns that one must be aware of, including the possibility that these machines can over-exert the person using it, which could in turn reduce physical intimacy among humans.
As Gizmodo pointed out, not only are sex robots on their way, but if one is not careful they could lead to health issues. This is because, as researcher Oliver Bendel cautions, robots do not get tired, even as humans do. Essentially, he cautioned people in attendance that if the issues of ethics in regards to these sex robots is not addressed before a person can get their hands on one, it can either lead to a sexual liaison in which a person reaches physical exhaustion or even be an experience in which people have the most gratifying sexual encounter ever and then they will not turn to another person for sexual release.
However, while sexual health and physical intimacy could be effected by the use of sex robots, this is not the only concern regarding the use of these machines. As Inverse reported, the other major concern stems from the ability to potentially hack one of these robots and have a person’s “freakiest kinks” revealed to the world. As these robots learn and remember their users preferences and desires, they become a veritable treasure trove of knowledge about the person using them. Ultimately, this could lead to the robot being hacked and that information being leaked online.
While the idea of a sex robot may appeal to some people, much like other vibrators and sexual toys, there are always concerns associated with any type of technology. Although it is unlikely that these robots will not be affordable for the general public for some time, that does not mean the concerns are not still valid and important to deal with and understand now.
By Dorothea James
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