Is this *really* the future of sex?
For those of you who are afraid of artificial intelligence (i.e., robots) taking over the world, you might not want to read this alone.
We've heard about robot-human sexual relationships in movies and television, but what if I told you that one "futurist" thinks that by the year 2050, people will be having more sex with robots than with other humans?
Yep, that's right: Dr. Ian Pearson has this exact theory. Scary, huh?
According to Pearson, our use of robotic sex toys (also known as vibrators) and participation in virtual sex will be at an all-time high in just a few decades. He also argues that with virtual reality technology in development (like the Oculus Rift set for release in 2016), more people will look to virtual/3D porn in place of sex.
Though people are completely turned off by the idea of having sex with something that isn't human, Pearson believes that once this idea of robot sex becomes more mainstream and "normalized," people will just accept it.
"A lot of people will still have reservations about sex with robots at first but gradually as they get used to them — as the AI and mechanical behavior and their feel improves, and they start to become friends with strong emotional bonds — that squeamishness will gradually evaporate.
Riiiiiight. Yeah, I think I'll stick to sex with something with an actual pulse, thanks.