Sexbots: Companions of the Future or the Invention of Doom?
Sexbots are not just a fashion fad for digisexuals, but they have a great future ahead of them. Their technological development has been accelerated by a global pandemic. Interest in robotic companions is constantly growing, and with the development of artificial intelligence, they are becoming more and more like real people. However, responses to their contribution to humanity are contradictory.
Will Robots Bring Loneliness?
Even today, robots are human companions. They improve the living conditions of lonely people, seniors and the physically and mentally ill. In addition to the pandemic, their development is influenced by the transfer of human work and leisure activities to the online and virtual world.
The Relationship With The Sexbot Is No Longer Sci-fi
The community of so-called digisexuals, where we can include robosexuals, is growing exponentially. Few will be surprised by the news that a man or woman is married to a robot or a realistic sex doll.
Sometimes it’s a fad and an attempt to get attention, but in Japan, for example, relationships with real dolls are quite common.
You probably know the robot Sofia, too. A human-robot promoter who provides interviews to journalists around the world and has even been granted citizenship in Saudi Arabia.
The number of sexual identities of 21st-century people is still growing and few would count them today. Being heterosexual, homosexual or pansexual no longer suits many people and limits their perceptions of themselves.
Applying for digi or robosexuality is no longer a stigma in the majority of a free society, but a generally accepted alternative.
Propagator and artificial intelligence expert David Levi claims that by 2050, robots will be so attractive to humans that they will prefer them to humans. Trends associated with the transfer of social life, communication, relationships and intimacy to the online world support his vision.
It will only take a few more years of technological development for sexbots to truly achieve ultra-realistic expression and movement. Much will depend on the development of artificial intelligence, which will be crucial for the mass integration of sexbots into human lives.
The Fight of Dependents and Robot Lovers
Every technological innovation and its expansion brings with it conservative criticism and fear. Will sexbots destroy interpersonal relationships?
Will it reinforce stereotypes about the idea of a perfect human body and behavior? Can they provide a person with a fundamental level of empathy and emotion?
The answers to these and many other questions will come from the future. As with other inventions, it will ultimately be up to the person whether the sexbots become a loving and helping companion or the invention of doom.